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Liberty Township, Logan County, Ohio
—  Township  —
Countryside in Liberty Township
Location of Liberty Township in Ohio
Municipalities and townships of Logan County
Coordinates: 40°15′48″N 83°45′26″W / 40.26333°N 83.75722°W / 40.26333; -83.75722
Country United States
State Ohio
County Logan
Area
 - Total 15.3 sq mi (39.6 km2)
 - Land 15.3 sq mi (39.5 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation [1] 1,145 ft (349 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 3,126
 - Density 204.9/sq mi (79.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 937
FIPS code 39-43246[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086486[1]

Liberty Township is one of the seventeen townships of Logan County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 3,126 people living in the township.[3]

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Geography

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

Two municipalities are located in Liberty Township: most of the village of West Liberty, in the south, and part of the city of Bellefontaine, the county seat of Logan County, in the north.

Name and history

It is one of twenty-five Liberty Townships statewide.

Liberty Township was formed in 1832 from Union Township.

Government

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 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 officer position or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees.

In the elections of November 2007, David Turner[4] and Judith Vernon[5] were elected without opposition in the elections for the positions of township trustee and fiscal officer respectively.

Transportation

U.S. Route 68 is the most important highway in Liberty Township. Other significant highways in the township include State Routes 245 and 508.

References

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ Logan County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 12 May 2007.
  4. ^ Examiner Staff, The. "Township Trustees: Township trustee results", Bellefontaine Examiner, 2007-11-07, p. 2.
  5. ^ Examiner Staff, The. "Township Trustees: Township fiscal officer", Bellefontaine Examiner, 2007-11-07, p. 2.

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