Morgan Township is one of thirteen townships in Butler County, Ohio, United States. It is located in the southwestern corner of the county, on the state line with Indiana. It had a population of 5,345 at the 2020 census.
Morgan Township, Butler County, Ohio
|Coordinates: 39°20′39″N 84°45′34″W / 39.34417°N 84.75944°WCoordinates: 39°20′39″N 84°45′34″W / 39.34417°N 84.75944°W|
|• Total||36.8 sq mi (95.3 km2)|
|• Land||36.8 sq mi (95.3 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||732 ft (223 m)|
|• Density||150/sq mi (57.9/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1085816|
The tenth in order of creation, Morgan Township was erected from Ross Township by the Butler County Commissioners (James Blackburn, William Robison, and John Wingate) on March 4, 1811.
Located in the southwestern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Reily Township - north
- Hanover Township - northeast corner
- Ross Township - east
- Crosby Township, Hamilton County - southeast
- Harrison Township, Hamilton County - south
- Harrison Township, Dearborn County, Indiana - southwest corner
- Whitewater Township, Franklin County, Indiana - west
- Springfield Township, Franklin County, Indiana - northwest corner
Named for General Daniel Morgan, an officer in the American Revolutionary War, it is one of six Morgan Townships 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.
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