Switzerland Township, Monroe County, Ohio

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Switzerland Township, Monroe County, Ohio
Township
Municipalities and townships of Monroe County
Municipalities and townships of Monroe County
Coordinates: 39°49′38″N 80°53′26″W / 39.82722°N 80.89056°W / 39.82722; -80.89056Coordinates: 39°49′38″N 80°53′26″W / 39.82722°N 80.89056°W / 39.82722; -80.89056
Country United States
State Ohio
County Monroe
Area
 • Total 27.3 sq mi (70.8 km2)
 • Land 27.2 sq mi (70.4 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,270 ft (387 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 462
 • Density 17/sq mi (6.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-75945[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086661[1]

Switzerland Township is one of the eighteen townships of Monroe County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 462.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the northeastern corner of the county along the Ohio River, it borders the following townships:

Marshall County, West Virginia lies across the Ohio River to the east.

No municipalities are located in Switzerland Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Switzerland 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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