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Van Buren Township, Ohio
—  Township  —
Coordinates: 40°26′46″N 84°16′19″W / 40.44611°N 84.27194°W / 40.44611; -84.27194
Country United States
State Ohio
County Shelby
 - Total 37.1 sq mi (96.0 km2)
 - Land 37.0 sq mi (95.8 km2)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation [1] 978 ft (298 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 1,599
 Density 43.2/sq mi (16.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-79464[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086970[1]
Municipalities, townships, and waterways of Shelby County.

Van Buren Township is one of the fourteen townships of Shelby County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,599 people in the township, 1,424 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]



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

The village of Kettlersville lies in central Van Buren Township, and the unincorporated community of St. Patrick is located in the township's southwest.

Name and history

Statewide, other Van Buren Townships are located in Darke, Hancock, Putnam Counties.


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,[4] 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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