Ross Township, Butler County, Ohio

Ross Township, one of thirteen townships in the county, is located in south-central Butler County, Ohio, United States, southwest of the city of Hamilton. The population was 8,355 at the 2010 census,[3] up from 6,448 in 2000; 7,830 of this total lived in the unincorporated portions of the township in 2010. It originally comprised twenty-seven whole and seven fractional sections in the Congress Lands.

Ross Township, Butler County, Ohio
The John Scott Farm, a historic farm in the township
Location of Ross Township in Butler County
Coordinates: 39°21′0″N 84°38′50″W
CountryUnited States
  Total30.4 sq mi (78.7 km2)
  Land30.2 sq mi (78.2 km2)
  Water0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation607 ft (185 m)
  Density277/sq mi (106.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)513
FIPS code39-68616[2]
GNIS feature ID1085819[1]


One of the five original townships of the county, it was erected by the Butler County Court of Quarter Sessions on May 10, 1803, with these boundaries:

Beginning on the west bank of the Miami at the northeast corner of fractional township No. 1 of the third range west of the Miami; thence west to the western boundary of the county; thence south to the southwest corner of the county; thence east with the southern boundary of the county to the Miami; thence northwestwardly up the Miami to the place of beginning.

Historic population figures

  • 1820—1,665
  • 1830—1,745
  • 1890—1,450
  • 1900—1,338
  • 1910—1,276
  • 1920—1,239
  • 1930—1,418
  • 1940—1,536
  • 1950—1,984
  • 1960—3,340
  • 1970—3,819
  • 1980—5,626
  • 1990—6,377
  • 2000—6,448
  • 2010—8,355


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


It is named for James Ross (1762–1847), a Federalist United States senator from Pennsylvania when the township was erected. Statewide, other Ross Townships are located in Greene and Jefferson 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.


  1. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Ross township, Butler County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
  4. §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
  • Bert S. Barlow, W.H. Todhunter, Stephen D. Cone, Joseph J. Pater, and Frederick Schneider, eds. Centennial History of Butler County, Ohio. Hamilton, Ohio: B.F. Bowen, 1905.
  • Jim Blount. The 1900s: 100 Years In the History of Butler County, Ohio. Hamilton, Ohio: Past Present Press, 2000.
  • Butler County Engineer's Office. Butler County Official Transportation Map, 2003. Fairfield Township, Butler County, Ohio: The Office, 2003.
  • A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County, Ohio with Illustrations and Sketches of Its Representative Men and Pioneers. Cincinnati, Ohio: Western Biographical Publishing Company, 1882.
  • Ohio. Secretary of State. The Ohio municipal and township roster, 2002-2003. Columbus, Ohio: The Secretary, 2003.
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