|Country United States|
FIPS code 39-51520
Elevation 227 m
Population 1,565 (2000)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 1086786
Local time Thursday 1:32 PM
|Weather 3°C, Wind W at 21 km/h, 34% Humidity|
Area 87.02 km² (86.76 km² Land / 26 ha Water)
Monroe Township is one of the fourteen townships of Perry County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,565 people in the township, 926 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.
Map of Monroe Township, OH, USA
Located in the southeastern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:
Name and history
Monroe Township was organized in 1823, and named for President James Monroe. It is one of twenty-two Monroe Townships statewide.
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.