Monroe Township, Guernsey County, Ohio

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Monroe Township, Guernsey County, Ohio
Township
Woodland scene on County Road 851
Woodland scene on County Road 851
Location of Monroe Township in Guernsey County
Location of Monroe Township in Guernsey County
Coordinates: 40°11′3″N 81°28′57″W / 40.18417°N 81.48250°W / 40.18417; -81.48250Coordinates: 40°11′3″N 81°28′57″W / 40.18417°N 81.48250°W / 40.18417; -81.48250
Country United States
State Ohio
County Guernsey
Area
 • Total 25.1 sq mi (65.1 km2)
 • Land 25.0 sq mi (64.7 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,017 ft (310 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 747
 • Density 30/sq mi (11.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-51380[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086187[1]

Monroe Township is one of the nineteen townships of Guernsey County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 747,[3] up from 598 at the 2000 census.[4]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Monroe Township, although the unincorporated community of Birmingham lies in the township's southeast.

Name and history[edit]

Monroe Township was established in 1818.[5] It is one of twenty-two Monroe Townships statewide.[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.

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, Guernsey County, Ohio". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 20, 2017. 
  4. ^ Guernsey County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  5. ^ Sarchet, Cyrus Parkinson Beatty (1911). History of Guernsey County, Ohio, Volume 1. B.F. Bowen & Company. p. 320. 
  6. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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