Massie Township, Warren County, Ohio

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Massie Township, Warren County, Ohio
Township
Fields on Oregonia Road
Fields on Oregonia Road
Location of Massie Township in Warren County
Location of Massie Township in Warren County
Coordinates: 39°29′34″N 84°0′43″W / 39.49278°N 84.01194°W / 39.49278; -84.01194Coordinates: 39°29′34″N 84°0′43″W / 39.49278°N 84.01194°W / 39.49278; -84.01194
Country United States
State Ohio
County Warren
Area
 • Total 21.2 sq mi (55.0 km2)
 • Land 16.9 sq mi (43.8 km2)
 • Water 4.3 sq mi (11.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 889 ft (271 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,061
 • Density 62.7/sq mi (24.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 45032
Area code(s) 513
FIPS code 39-48216[2]
GNIS feature ID 1087118[1]

Massie Township, one of the eleven townships of Warren County, Ohio, United States, is located in the northeast part of the county and the least populous of Warren County's townships. In 2000, the population was 1,061 up from 885 in 1990; of this total, 498 lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3] The third smallest township in the county with 13,622 acres (55 km²); it is the only Massie Township statewide.[4] It is the home of the Ohio Renaissance Festival and Caesar Creek State Park.

Geography[edit]

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Located in the northeastern part of the county, it borders the following townships:

The village of Harveysburg is the only municipality within the township.

History[edit]

Massie Township was organized in 1850, and named for General Nathaniel Massie.[5]

A large part of the township was submerged in the 1960s and 1970s with the damming of Caesars Creek by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Government[edit]

The township is governed by a three-member board of trustees, who are elected in November of odd-numbered years to a four-year term beginning on the following January 1. Two are elected in the year after the presidential election and one is elected in the year before it. There is also an elected township fiscal officer,[6] who serves a four-year term beginning on April 1 of the year after the election, which is held in November of the year before the presidential election. Vacancies in the fiscal officership or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees.

Public services[edit]

The township is mostly in the Clinton-Massie Local School District but a part is in the Wayne Local School District.

Massie Township is in the Waynesville and Clarksville telephone exchanges.

Massie Township Fire Department, a volunteer fire department, serves Massie Township. It is composed of sixteen firefighters based at a single station.[7]

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