Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio

Liberty Township is one of the fourteen townships of Mercer County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 917 people in the township.[3]

Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio
Young winter wheat fields on Wabash Road
Young winter wheat fields on Wabash Road
Location in Mercer County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Mercer County and the state of Ohio.
Coordinates: 40°35′8″N 84°44′13″W / 40.58556°N 84.73694°W / 40.58556; -84.73694Coordinates: 40°35′8″N 84°44′13″W / 40.58556°N 84.73694°W / 40.58556; -84.73694
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyMercer
Area
 • Total35.9 sq mi (92.9 km2)
 • Land35.9 sq mi (92.9 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation860 ft (262 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total917
 • Density25.6/sq mi (9.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-43260[2]
GNIS feature ID1086629[1]

GeographyEdit

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

No municipalities are located in Liberty Township.

Name and historyEdit

Liberty Township was organized in 1841.[4] It is one of twenty-five Liberty Townships statewide.[5]

GovernmentEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

  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. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Mercer County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Scranton, S. S. (1907). History of Mercer County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens. Biographical Publishing Company. p. 154.
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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