Switzerland Township, Monroe County, Ohio
|Switzerland Township, Monroe County, Ohio|
Location of Switzerland Township in Monroe County
|• 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||1,270 ft (387 m)|
|• Density||17/sq mi (6.5/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086661|
Located in the northeastern corner of the county along the Ohio River, it borders the following townships:
- York Township, Belmont County - north
- Salem Township - south
- Adams Township - southwest
- Sunsbury Township - west
- Washington Township, Belmont County - northwest
Marshall County, West Virginia lies across the Ohio River to the east.
No municipalities are located in Switzerland Township.
Name and history
It is the only Switzerland Township statewide.
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, 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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- §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.