Butler Township, Darke County, Ohio

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Butler Township, Darke County, Ohio
Township
Countryside between Castine and Ithaca
Countryside between Castine and Ithaca
Location in Darke County and the state of Ohio
Location in Darke County and the state of Ohio
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Country United States
State Ohio
County Darke
Area
 • Total 34.7 sq mi (89.8 km2)
 • Land 34.6 sq mi (89.6 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,083 ft (330 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,535
 • Density 44/sq mi (17.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-10576[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086012[1]

Butler Township is one of the twenty townships of Darke County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 1,535 people in the township,[3] 1,213 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[4]

Geography

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

Two incorporated villages are located in Butler Township: Castine in the southeast, and part of New Madison in the west. The unincorporated community of Otterbein lies in the township's southwest.

Name and history

Butler Township was established about 1820, and most likely was named after Butler County, Ohio, which had been named for General Richard Butler.[5] It is one of six Butler Townships statewide.[6]

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,[7] 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. The current trustees are Thomas Hans, Mark Loxley, and Larry Royer, and the clerk is Melissa Sullenbarger.[8]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Butler township, Darke County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 2, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Remainder of Butler township, Butler township, Darke County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 2, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. The History of Darke County, Ohio. W. H. Beers & Company. 1880. p. 462.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
  8. Township Trustees. Darke County. Accessed 2007-06-01.

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