Scott Township, Marion County, Ohio

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Scott Township, Marion County, Ohio
Township
Fields northwest of Kirkpatrick
Fields northwest of Kirkpatrick
Location of Scott Township in Marion County
Location of Scott Township in Marion County
Coordinates: 40°39′47″N 83°0′32″W / 40.66306°N 83.00889°W / 40.66306; -83.00889Coordinates: 40°39′47″N 83°0′32″W / 40.66306°N 83.00889°W / 40.66306; -83.00889
Country United States
State Ohio
County Marion
Area
 • Total 24.5 sq mi (63.4 km2)
 • Land 24.5 sq mi (63.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,004 ft (306 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 521
 • Density 21.3/sq mi (8.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-71073[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086586[1]

Scott Township is one of the fifteen townships of Marion County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 521 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Scott Township, although the unincorporated community of Kirkpatrick lies in the northern part of the township.

Name and history[edit]

Statewide, other Scott Townships are located in Adams, Brown, and Sandusky counties.

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.

Police protection in Scott Township is provided by the Marion County Sheriff’s Department.

Education[edit]

Children in Scott Township attend one of two different school systems: those from the western part of the township attend the Ridgedale Local School System, while those from the eastern part attend the River Valley School System.

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