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Encyclopedia > Liberty Township, Butler County, Ohio
Map of Butler County, Ohio, showing the original townships and today's boundaries.
Map of Butler County, Ohio, showing the original townships and today's boundaries.

Liberty Township, one of thirteen in Butler County, is in the east-central part of the county, just south of the city of Monroe. With an area of about twenty-eight square miles it is smallest of the thirteen townships but one of the fastest growing areas in southwest Ohio, having a population of 22,819 in 2000, up sharply from 9,249 in 1990. It was named for Liberty, Pennsylvania, at the suggestion of John Morrow, a resident in the township at the time of its formation in 1803 who was the brother of Governor Jeremiah Morrow, after his hometown. The first settler was John Nelson, who arrived in 1796, seven years before Ohio became a state. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (965x755, 90 KB) from http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (965x755, 90 KB) from http://www. ... Butler County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Monroe is a city located in Butler and Warren counties in southwestern Ohio in Lemon and Turtlecreek Townships. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Liberty is the name of some places in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania: Liberty, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Liberty, Tioga County, Pennsylvania This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... 1803 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Jeremiah Morrow (October 6, 1771 - March 22, 1852) was a Democratic-Republican politician from Ohio. ... 1796 was a leap year starting on Friday. ... State nickname: The Buckeye State Other U.S. States Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Governor Bob Taft Official languages None Area 116,096 km² (34th)  - Land 106,154 km²  - Water 10,044 km² (8. ...


The northwest corner of the township has been annexed into the city of Monroe, the sole municipality in Liberty. Unincorporated places are Bethany, Hughes Station, Kyles Station, Jericho, and Princeton. Bethany is an unincorporated community of central Liberty Township, in southwestern Ohios Butler County about three miles south of Monroe. ...

Butler County, Ohio
Butler County, Ohio

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Image File history File links Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... Image File history File links Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ...


Erected in 1803

One of the original five townships of the county, it was erected by the Butler County Court of Quarter Sessions on May 7, 1810 with these boundaries: 1803 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The term township generally means the district or area associated with a town. ... May 7 is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (128th in leap years). ... 1810 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...

Beginning at the southeast corner of section No. 14 of the second township in the second entire range on the south boundary line of the county: thence north to the Great Miami; thence northeastwardly up the Miami to the northern boundar of fractional section No. 10 of the second township in the third of military range; thence east to the eastern boundary of the county; thence south with the eastern boundary of the county ot the southeast corner thereof; thence west with the southern boundary of the county to the place of beginning.

The original boundaries included what is now West Chester Township, which was separated from Liberty Township by the Butler County Commissioners on June 2, 1823. It is presently bounded on the south by West Chester Township, on the west by Fairfield Township, on the north (across the Great Miami River) by Madison Township, on the north by Lemon Township and the city of Monroe; and on the east by the Warren County townships of Turtlecreek and Deerfield and the city of Mason. Sectioning a township In U.S. land surveying, a section is an area nominally one mile square, containing 640 acres (2. ... In the American Public Land Survey System, a township refers to a unit of land, that is nominally six miles (9. ... The Great Miami River (also called the Miami River) is a tributary of the Ohio River, approximately 160 mi (257 km) long, in southwestern Ohio in the United States. ... West Chester Township is a township located in the southeast corner of Butler County in southwest Ohio. ... 2 June is the 153rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (154th in leap years), with 212 days remaining. ... 1823 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... West Chester Township is a township located in the southeast corner of Butler County in southwest Ohio. ... Fairfield Township, one of thirteen civil townships in Butler County, is located in the south central portion of the county. ... The Great Miami River (also called the Miami River) is a tributary of the Ohio River, approximately 160 mi (257 km) long, in southwestern Ohio in the United States. ... Madison Township is one of thirteen in Butler County. ... Lemon Township is one of thirteen in Butler County. ... Monroe is a city located in Butler and Warren counties in southwestern Ohio in Lemon and Turtlecreek Townships. ... Warren County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Turtlecreek Township is one of eleven townships of Warren County, Ohio. ... Deerfield Township, one of eleven townships of Warren County, Ohio, is located in the southwest corner of the county. ... Mason is a city located in Warren County, Ohio. ...


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 clerk, 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 clerkship or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees. Day-to-day functions are overseen by a township administrator, hired by the trustees. January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ...


Transportation, utlities, and schools

The Miami and Erie Canal passed through the northwest corner of the township. The Dayton Short Line, now the Norfolk Southern, ran through the township. The Miami and Erie Canal was a canal that connected the Ohio River in Cincinnati, Ohio with Lake Erie in Toledo, Ohio. ... Norfolk Southern Corporation (AAR reporting mark NS) (NYSE: NSC) is a US publicly-traded stock corporation based in Norfolk, Virginia. ...


The old Cincinnati and Dayton Turnpike, later known as Dixie Highway and United States Highway 25, is now Cincinnati-Dayton Road. It connects the township to Monroe to the north and Sharonville to the south. Major highways today include the Butler County Regional Highway (also known as State Route 129), which connects I-75 to Hamilton through the southern tier of the township and State Route 4, which links Hamilton to Middletown. While I-75 runs through the eastern edge of the township, there are no exits in the township except onto the Butler County Regional Highway. Dixie Highway in St. ... U.S. Highway 25 is a north-south US highway in the eastern United States of America that now connects Cincinnati, Ohio at the Ohio River to Brunswick, Georgia near the Atlantic Ocean. ... Monroe is a city located in Butler and Warren counties in southwestern Ohio in Lemon and Turtlecreek Townships. ... Sharonville is a city located in Butler and Hamilton counties in Ohio. ... Interstate 75 is an interstate highway in the midwest and southeastern United States. ... Hamilton is a city located in Butler County, Ohio. ... Middletown is a city located in Butler and Warren counties in southwestern Ohio in Lemon, Turtlecreek, and Franklin townships. ...


Most of the township is in Cincinnati Bell's Bethany telephone exchange, but a part in the west and southwest centered on Princeton is in Cincinnati Bell's Hamilton exchange. Electric and natural gas service is provided by the Cincinnati Gas and Electric Company. Cincinnati Bell is the dominant telephone company for Cincinnati, Ohio and its nearby suburbs in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. ... Cinergy Corp. ...


Most of the township is served by the Middletown post office, with the Hamilton post offices serving a large area in the west. Areas on the margins of the township are served by several other post offices: West Chester in the south, Fairfield in the southwest, Lebanon on the east, and Monroe on the north.


All of the township except the northeast corner is in the Lakota Local School District. The remainder in the northeast is in the Monroe Local School District.


Historic population figures

1900 is a common year starting on Monday. ... 1910 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... 1930 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Official site of Liberty Township

References


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Liberty Township, Butler County, Ohio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (710 words)
Liberty Township, one of thirteen in Butler County, is in the east-central part of the county, just south of the city of Monroe.
With an area of about twenty-eight square miles it is smallest of the thirteen townships but one of the fastest growing areas in southwest Ohio, having a population of 22,819 in 2000, up sharply from 9,249 in 1990.
It was named for Liberty, Pennsylvania, at the suggestion of John Morrow, a resident in the township at the time of its formation in 1803 who was the brother of Governor Jeremiah Morrow, after his hometown.
Lemon Township, Butler County, Ohio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (583 words)
Lemon Township is one of thirteen in Butler County.
The southern part of the township was within the limits of the Symmes Purchase, the northern boundary today being marked by Todhunter Road, two and one quarter miles north of the southern boundary.
The townships that border it are Liberty on the south, Madison on the west and north, the Warren County townships of Franklin on the north and east, and Turtlecreek on the east.
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