Ripley Township, Holmes County, Ohio

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Ripley Township, Holmes County, Ohio
Township
Ripley Church of Christ sits across the road from Ripley Cemetery
Ripley Church of Christ sits across the road from Ripley Cemetery
Location of Ripley Township in Holmes County
Location of Ripley Township in Holmes County
Coordinates: 40°38′12″N 82°3′39″W / 40.63667°N 82.06083°W / 40.63667; -82.06083Coordinates: 40°38′12″N 82°3′39″W / 40.63667°N 82.06083°W / 40.63667; -82.06083
Country United States
State Ohio
County Holmes
Area
 • Total 29.5 sq mi (76.4 km2)
 • Land 29.4 sq mi (76.2 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,220 ft (372 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,194
 • Density 74.5/sq mi (28.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-67286[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086337[1]

Ripley Township is one of the fourteen townships of Holmes County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,194 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Ripley Township, although the unincorporated community of Big Prairie lies in the northwestern part of the township.

Name and history[edit]

Statewide, the only other Ripley Township is located in Huron County.

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,[4] 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.

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