Monroe Township, Darke County, Ohio

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Monroe Township, Darke County, Ohio
Township
Fields southwest of Pitsburg
Fields southwest of Pitsburg
Location in Darke County and the state of Ohio
Location in Darke County and the state of Ohio
Coordinates: 39°58′6″N 84°28′23″W / 39.96833°N 84.47306°W / 39.96833; -84.47306Coordinates: 39°58′6″N 84°28′23″W / 39.96833°N 84.47306°W / 39.96833; -84.47306
Country United States
State Ohio
County Darke
Area
 • Total 25.7 sq mi (66.5 km2)
 • Land 25.7 sq mi (66.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,037 ft (316 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,735
 • Density 68/sq mi (26.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-51366[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086019[1]

Monroe Township is one of the twenty townships of Darke County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 1,735 people in the township,[3] 1,347 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[4]

Geography[edit]

Located in the southeastern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:

The village of Pitsburg is located in northwestern Monroe Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of twenty-two Monroe Townships statewide.[5]

Monroe Township was established in 1836 from land given by Twin Township.[6]

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,[7] 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. The current trustees are Rick Oswalt, Kevin McKibben, and Scott Sease, and the clerk is Dawn Oswalt.[8]

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, Darke County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 2, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Remainder of Monroe township, Monroe township, Darke County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 2, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ The History of Darke County, Ohio. W. H. Beers & Company. 1880. p. 455. 
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
  8. ^ Township Trustees. Darke County. Accessed 2007-06-01.

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