Liberty Township, Highland County, Ohio

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Liberty Township, Highland County, Ohio
Scene at the Highland County Airport
Location of Liberty Township in Highland County
Location of Liberty Township in Highland County
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Country United States
State Ohio
County Highland
 • Total 59.3 sq mi (153.6 km2)
 • Land 58.8 sq mi (152.2 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,076 ft (328 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 9,798
 • Density 166.7/sq mi (64.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-43190[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086306[1]

Liberty Township is one of the seventeen townships of Highland County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 9,798 people in the township, 3,430 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


Located in the center of the county, it borders the following townships:

The city of Hillsboro, the county seat of Highland County, is located in Liberty Township.

Name and history

It is one of twenty-five Liberty Townships statewide.[4]


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,[5] 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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