Ross Township, Greene County, Ohio

Ross Township is one of the twelve townships of Greene County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 750.[3]

Ross Township, Greene County, Ohio
Former township school near Grape Grove
Location of Ross Township in Greene County
Coordinates: 39°43′20″N 83°43′23″W
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyGreene
Area
  Total36.1 sq mi (93.6 km2)
  Land36.1 sq mi (93.4 km2)
  Water0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation1,073 ft (327 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Total750
  Density21/sq mi (8.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-68630[2]
GNIS feature ID1086171[1]

Geography

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

It is the only township in the county with a border on Madison County.

An uninhabited portion of the village of Jamestown is located in southern Ross Township.

The highest point in Greene County, 1,135 feet (346 m), is located 2.2 miles (3.5 km) west of the northeastern corner of the county,[4] in northern Ross Township.[5]

Name and history

Ross Township was established in 1811.[6] Ross was the name of a pioneer settler.[7]

Statewide, other Ross Townships are located in Butler and Jefferson Counties.

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 township fiscal officer,[8] 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.

References

  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, Greene County, Ohio". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 18, 2017.
  4. Greene County, Ohio Statistics. Greene County. Accessed 2007-06-01.
  5. DeLorme. (2004). Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer, p. 66. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-281-1.
  6. Broadstone, Michael A. (1918). History of Greene County, Ohio: Its People, Industries and Institutions, Volume 1. B.F. Bowen. p. 309.
  7. Dills, R. S. (1881). History of Greene County: Together with Historic Notes on the Northwest, and the State of Ohio. Odell & Mayer. p. 739.
  8. §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
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