Sterling Township, Brown County, Ohio

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Sterling Township, Brown County, Ohio
Township
Church on State Route 286 near Five Mile
Church on State Route 286 near Five Mile
Location of Sterling Township in Brown County
Location of Sterling Township in Brown County
Coordinates: 39°4′20″N 83°58′26″W / 39.07222°N 83.97389°W / 39.07222; -83.97389Coordinates: 39°4′20″N 83°58′26″W / 39.07222°N 83.97389°W / 39.07222; -83.97389
Country United States
State Ohio
County Brown
Area
 • Total 28.4 sq mi (73.6 km2)
 • Land 28.4 sq mi (73.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 922 ft (281 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,427
 • Density 156/sq mi (60.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-74559[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085805[1]

Sterling Township is one of the sixteen townships of Brown County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 4,427 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

Part of the village of Mount Orab is located in southeastern Sterling Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Sterling Township statewide.[4]

Sterling Township was established in 1824 from land given by Perry and Pike townships.[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.

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Sterling township, Brown County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ The History of Brown County, Ohio. Higginson Book Company. 1883. p. 686. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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