Noble Township, Noble County, Ohio

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Noble Township, Noble County, Ohio
Methodist church at Hiramsburg
Methodist church at Hiramsburg
Location of Noble Township in Noble County
Location of Noble Township in Noble County
Coordinates: 39°47′27″N 81°33′16″W / 39.79083°N 81.55444°W / 39.79083; -81.55444Coordinates: 39°47′27″N 81°33′16″W / 39.79083°N 81.55444°W / 39.79083; -81.55444
CountryUnited States
 • Total30.4 sq mi (78.7 km2)
 • Land29.9 sq mi (77.5 km2)
 • Water0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
Elevation774 ft (236 m)
 • Total2,013
 • Density67.3/sq mi (26.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-56028[2]
GNIS feature ID1086748[1]

Noble Township is one of the fifteen townships of Noble County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,013 people in the township, 1,750 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


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

Two populated places are located in Noble Township: the village of Belle Valley, the third largest village in Noble County, in the center, and the unincorporated community of Ava, in the far northwest, near the Guernsey County border.[4]

Name and history[edit]

Statewide, other Noble Townships are located in Auglaize and Defiance counties.

Along State Route 821 in the southern part of the township is located a memorial to John Gray, perhaps the last living veteran of the American Revolutionary War.[5]


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.


Interstate 77 passes through Noble Township from north to south. Otherwise, the most important highways in the township are State Route 821, which runs north-south and connects Ava and Belle Valley, State Route 215, which runs east-west, and State Route 340, which begins in Belle Valley and travels northwest.


  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. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Noble County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Noble County map Archived 2007-01-03 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ John Gray Memorial Archived 2006-12-25 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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