Monroe Township, Carroll County, Ohio

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Monroe Township, Carroll County, Ohio
Township
Leavittsville Methodist Church and graveyard
Leavittsville Methodist Church and graveyard
Location of Monroe Township in Carroll County
Location of Monroe Township in Carroll County
Coordinates: 40°32′21″N 81°12′25″W / 40.53917°N 81.20694°W / 40.53917; -81.20694Coordinates: 40°32′21″N 81°12′25″W / 40.53917°N 81.20694°W / 40.53917; -81.20694
Country United States
State Ohio
County Carroll
Area
 • Total 26.4 sq mi (68.5 km2)
 • Land 24.5 sq mi (63.5 km2)
 • Water 1.9 sq mi (5.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,070 ft (326 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,072
 • Density 84/sq mi (32.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-51324[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085832[1]

Monroe Township is one of the fourteen townships of Carroll County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,072,[3] 1,670 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.

Geography[edit]

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

Two incorporated villages are located in Monroe Township: Dellroy in the north, and part of Sherrodsville in the southwest.

Atwood Lake lies in the northern part of the township and the Conotton Creek flows through the southwest corner.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of twenty-two Monroe Townships statewide.[4]

Monroe Township was established at the first session of the county commissioner's board, after the organization of the county in 1833. It contains twelve full sections and three half sections taken from the original township 14, range 6 of the Old Seven Ranges, contributed from Harrison County; also twelve full sections and two half sections from original township 15, range 7, as contributed from Tuscarawas County at the time Carroll County was erected by contributions from surrounding counties.[5] It was named for James Monroe, President of the United States.[6]

Government[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 1,060
1850 1,117 5.4%
1860 1,241 11.1%
1870 931 −25.0%
1880 1,283 37.8%
1890 1,487 15.9%
1900 1,336 −10.2%
1910 1,128 −15.6%
1920 974 −13.7%
1930 964 −1.0%
1940 983 2.0%
1950 1,078 9.7%
1960 1,145 6.2%
1970 1,446 26.3%
1980 1,633 12.9%
1990 1,755 7.5%
2000 1,930 10.0%
2010 2,072 7.4%
[7]

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,[8] 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.

Education[edit]

Students near Sherrodsville and Leavittsville attend the Conotton Valley Union Local School District. Those nearer to Dellroy attend the Carrollton Exempted Village School District.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Monroe township, Carroll County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 9, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ Eckley, H.J.; Perry, W.T. (1921). History of Carroll and Harrison Counties. The Lewis Publishing Co. p. 190. 
  6. ^ Gray, p. 1.
  7. ^ census data: 1840, 1880 : Howe, Henry (1907). Historical Collections of Ohio, The Ohio Centennial Edition. The State of Ohio. p. 359.  , 1850 : 1850 page 14 , 1860 : 1860 page 13 , 1870 : 1870 page 24 , 1890,1900 : Hunt, William C. (1901). Population of the United States by states and territories, counties, and minor Civil Divisions, as returned at the Twelfth Census: 1900. United States Census Printing Office. p. 306.  , 1900,1910,1920 : Austin, William Lane; Teele, Ray Palmer (1921). Fourteenth census of the United States, Volume 1. Government Printing Office. p. 561.  , 1930 : 1930 page 40 , 1940 : 1940 page 83 , 1950 : 1950 page 14 , 1960 : 1960 page 16 , 1970 : 1970 page 124 , 1980 : 1980 & 1990 Census Information, at reference desk, Carroll County District Library , 1990 : 1990 , 2000 : 2000, 2010 : [1]
  8. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
  9. ^ PUC Ohio map of School Districts

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