Scipio Township, Seneca County, Ohio

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Scipio Township, Seneca County, Ohio
Countryside southwest of Republic
Countryside southwest of Republic
Location of Scipio Township in Seneca County
Location of Scipio Township in Seneca County
Coordinates: 41°7′27″N 83°1′9″W / 41.12417°N 83.01917°W / 41.12417; -83.01917Coordinates: 41°7′27″N 83°1′9″W / 41.12417°N 83.01917°W / 41.12417; -83.01917
Country United States
State Ohio
County Seneca
 • Total 36.9 sq mi (95.5 km2)
 • Land 36.9 sq mi (95.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 850 ft (259 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,831
 • Density 49.6/sq mi (19.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-71024[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086953[1]

Scipio Township is one of the fifteen townships of Seneca County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,831 people in the township, 1,217 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


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

The village of Republic is located in central Scipio Township.

Name and history[edit]

Scipio Township was organized in 1824.[4] It was named after Scipio, New York, the former hometown of many of its early settlers.[5] Statewide, the only other Scipio Township is located in Meigs County.


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.


  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. ^ Seneca County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Lang, William (1880). History of Seneca County, from the Close of the Revolutionary War to July, 1880. Transcript Printing Company. p. 586. 
  5. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 415. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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