Sunsbury Township, Monroe County, Ohio

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Sunsbury Township, Monroe County, Ohio
Township
East of Beallsville on State Route 556
East of Beallsville on State Route 556
Location of Sunsbury Township in Monroe County
Location of Sunsbury Township in Monroe County
Coordinates: 39°50′41″N 81°2′16″W / 39.84472°N 81.03778°W / 39.84472; -81.03778Coordinates: 39°50′41″N 81°2′16″W / 39.84472°N 81.03778°W / 39.84472; -81.03778
Country United States
State Ohio
County Monroe
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] 1,201 ft (366 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,325
 • Density 47/sq mi (18/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-75686[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086660[1]

Sunsbury Township is one of the eighteen townships of Monroe County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,325.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

Three villages are located in Sunsbury Township:

  • Beallsville, in the north
  • Part of Jerusalem, in the northwest, along the border with Malaga Township
  • Part of Wilson, in the northwest, along the border with Belmont County

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Sunsbury Township statewide.[4]

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,[5] 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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