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Harrison Township, Montgomery County, Ohio

Harrison Township is one of the nine townships of Montgomery County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 22,397.[3]

Harrison Township, Montgomery County, Ohio
Aerial view of Northridge
Aerial view of Northridge
Location in Montgomery County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Montgomery County and the state of Ohio.
Coordinates: 39°48′31″N 84°12′34″W / 39.80861°N 84.20944°W / 39.80861; -84.20944Coordinates: 39°48′31″N 84°12′34″W / 39.80861°N 84.20944°W / 39.80861; -84.20944
CountryUnited States
 • Total9.0 sq mi (23.4 km2)
 • Land8.9 sq mi (23.2 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation801 ft (244 m)
 • Total22,397
 • Density2,500/sq mi (960/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-33922[2]
GNIS feature ID1086668[1]



Located in the central part of the county, it borders the following township and cities:

Most of the original Harrison Township area has been incorporated into the city of Dayton, the county seat of Montgomery County. Three census-designated places occupy most of the unincorporated parts of the township:

  • Fort McKinley, occupying the southwest of the western "island" around Salem Avenue.
  • Shiloh, occupying all of the western "island" around N. Main St. except for Fort McKinley and a small section in the northeast
  • Northridge, occupying all of the central "island" along N. Dixie Drive from Stop Eight Road to the north, and Embury Park Road, and Great Miami River to the south. There is also a small section northeast of Needmore and Wagner Ford Rd. that is known locally as Eldorado.

Name and historyEdit

It is one of nineteen Harrison Townships statewide.[4]


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.


  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. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Harrison township, Montgomery County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 28, 2011.
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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