Miami Township, Logan County, Ohio

Miami Township is one of the seventeen townships of Logan County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,352 people in the township.[3]

Miami Township, Logan County, Ohio
Fields in eastern Miami Township
Fields in eastern Miami Township
Location of Miami Township in Ohio
Location of Miami Township in Ohio
Location of Miami Township in Logan County
Location of Miami Township in Logan County
Coordinates: 40°17′58″N 83°56′4″W / 40.29944°N 83.93444°W / 40.29944; -83.93444Coordinates: 40°17′58″N 83°56′4″W / 40.29944°N 83.93444°W / 40.29944; -83.93444
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyLogan
Area
 • Total23.1 sq mi (60 km2)
 • Land23.0 sq mi (60 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation1,017 ft (310 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total2,352
 • Density100/sq mi (39/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)937, 326
FIPS code39-49378[2]
GNIS feature ID1086488[1]

GeographyEdit

Located in the southwestern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:

Two villages are located in Miami Township: the village of Quincy, in the west, and part of the village of DeGraff, in the northeast.

Name and historyEdit

Miami Township was organized in 1818.[4] It is named after the Great Miami River, which flows through the township. Statewide, other Miami Townships are found in Clermont, Greene, Hamilton, and Montgomery counties.

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, 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.[citation needed]

In the elections of November 2007, Philip Weeks[5] and Thomas Weiskittle[6] were elected without opposition to the positions of township trustee and township fiscal officer respectively.

TransportationEdit

Important highways in Miami Township include State Routes 235, 508, and 706.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Logan County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 12 May 2007.
  4. ^ History of Logan County and Ohio: Containing a History of the State of Ohio, from Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. O.L. Baskin. 1880. p. 247.
  5. ^ Examiner Staff, The. "Township Trustees: Township trustee results", Bellefontaine Examiner, 2007-11-07, p. 2.
  6. ^ Examiner Staff, The. "Township Trustees: Township fiscal officer", Bellefontaine Examiner, 2007-11-07, p. 2.

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