Salem Township, Warren County, Ohio

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Salem Township, Warren County, Ohio
Old bridge along State Route 123
Old bridge along State Route 123
Location of Salem Township in Warren County
Location of Salem Township in Warren County
Coordinates: 39°21′20″N 84°7′26″W / 39.35556°N 84.12389°W / 39.35556; -84.12389Coordinates: 39°21′20″N 84°7′26″W / 39.35556°N 84.12389°W / 39.35556; -84.12389
CountryUnited States
 • Total21.9 sq mi (56.8 km2)
 • Land21.8 sq mi (56.6 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation646 ft (197 m)
 • Total4,133
 • Density189.3/sq mi (73.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-69988[2]
GNIS feature ID1087119[1]

Salem Township is one of the eleven townships of Warren County, Ohio, United States, located in the central part of the county. The 2000 census found 4,133 people in the township, up slightly from the 4,038 in 1990; of this total, 2,847 lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3] It is the second smallest township in the county with 13,459 acres (54 km2). It is one of fourteen Salem Townships statewide.[4]



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

It is bisected by the Little Miami River.

The village of Morrow lies entirely within the township.


Salem Township was established June 8, 1818 from Hamilton Township and originally consisted of the part of Salem south of the Little Miami and what is now Harlan Township. By a special act of the Ohio General Assembly of March 16, 1860, Harlan Township was separated from it and Salem was renamed Corwin Township. Later that year the Warren County Commissioners renamed the township Salem and took a portion of Union across the Little Miami and attached it to Salem.[5] Salem Township is in both the Symmes Purchase and the Virginia Military District.


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,[6] 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.

Public services[edit]

Most of the township is the Little Miami Local School District, but a part north of the Little Miami River is in the Lebanon City School District. Salem Township is within the Morrow, Lebanon, and Clarksville telephone exchanges and the Morrow post office's territory.


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Warren County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  5. ^ The History of Warren County, Ohio: Containing a History of the County ; Its Townships, Towns. W.H. Beers & Company. 1882. p. 660.
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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