ⓘ Monroe Township, Preble County, Ohio. Monroe Township is one of the twelve townships of Preble County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2.290 people i ..

                                     

ⓘ Monroe Township, Preble County, Ohio

Monroe Township is one of the twelve townships of Preble County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2.290 people in the township, 1.314 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township. The Monroe community is served by National Trail High School and the National Trail Local School District. Interstate 70 runs along the southern part of the township and has a major interchange at U.S. Route 127.

                                     

1. Geography

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

  • Harrison Township, Darke County - northwest corner
  • Washington Township - south
  • Twin Township, Darke County - northeast corner
  • Twin Township - southeast corner
  • Butler Township, Darke County - north
  • Jackson Township - southwest corner
  • Jefferson Township - west
  • Harrison Township - east

Two incorporated villages are located in Monroe Township: Eldorado in the northwest, and West Manchester in the northeast. Two major U.S highways intersect within the township. U.S. Route 40 runs east and west, while U.S. Route 127 runs north and south.

                                     

2. 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, 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.