Monterey Township, Putnam County, Ohio

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Monterey Township, Putnam County, Ohio
Cornfield southeast of Ottoville
Cornfield southeast of Ottoville
Location of Monterey Township in Putnam County
Location of Monterey Township in Putnam County
Coordinates: 40°56′23″N 84°20′59″W / 40.93972°N 84.34972°W / 40.93972; -84.34972Coordinates: 40°56′23″N 84°20′59″W / 40.93972°N 84.34972°W / 40.93972; -84.34972
Country United States
State Ohio
County Putnam
 • Total 24.6 sq mi (63.8 km2)
 • Land 24.6 sq mi (63.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 738 ft (225 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,056
 • Density 83.5/sq mi (32.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-51660[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086863[1]

Monterey Township is one of the fifteen townships of Putnam County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,056 people in the township, 1,183 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3] Monterrey Township at the 2000 census had 83.6% of its inhabitants are reported to be German Americans, the highest number in the United States. [4]


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

The village of Ottoville is located in eastern Monterey Township.

Name and history[edit]

Monterey Township was organized in 1849.[5] It is the only Monterey Township statewide.[6]


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.


  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. ^ Putnam County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
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  5. ^ Warren, Robert (May 31, 1953). "Blanchard River Brought Pioneers To Putnam". Toledo Blade. p. 3. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  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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