Somers Township, Preble County, Ohio

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Somers Township, Preble County, Ohio
Township
Paint Creek northwest of Camden
Paint Creek northwest of Camden
Location of Somers Township in Preble County
Location of Somers Township in Preble County
Coordinates: 39°37′7″N 84°38′59″W / 39.61861°N 84.64972°W / 39.61861; -84.64972Coordinates: 39°37′7″N 84°38′59″W / 39.61861°N 84.64972°W / 39.61861; -84.64972
Country United States
State Ohio
County Preble
Area
 • Total 35.8 sq mi (92.7 km2)
 • Land 35.8 sq mi (92.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 912 ft (278 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 4,245
 • Density 118.6/sq mi (45.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-72964[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086854[1]

Somers Township is one of the twelve townships of Preble County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 4,245 people in the township, 1,943 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

The village of Camden is located in northern Somers Township.

Name and history[edit]

Named for Commodore Richard Somers,[4] it is the only Somers Township statewide.[5]

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,[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.

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