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Monroe Township, Knox County, Ohio

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Country  United States
County  Knox
FIPS code  39-51436
Elevation  366 m
Local time  Thursday 1:29 PM
State  Ohio
Time zone  Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID  1086407
Area  63.1 km²
Population  2,427 (2000)
Monroe Township, Knox County, Ohio
Weather  2°C, Wind W at 27 km/h, 47% Humidity

Monroe Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Knox County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,427 people in the township.


Map of Monroe Township, OH, USA


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

  • Pike Township - north
  • Brown Township - northeast corner
  • Howard Township - east
  • Harrison Township - southeast corner, east of College Township
  • College Township - southeast, west of Harrison Township
  • Pleasant Township - southwest, east of Clinton Township
  • Clinton Township - southwest, west of Pleasant Township
  • Morris Township - west
  • Part of the city of Mount Vernon, the county seat of Knox County, is located in southwestern Monroe Township.

    Name and history

    Monroe Township was established in 1825. It is named for James Monroe, fifth President of the United States.

    It is one of twenty-two Monroe Townships statewide.

    By the 1830s, Monroe Township had a number of productive mills built along Schenck Creek.


    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, 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.


    Monroe Township, Knox County, Ohio Wikipedia

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