Reily Township, Butler County, Ohio

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official_name = Reily Township, Ohio
settlement_type = Township
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map_caption = Municipalities and townships of Butler County.

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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Ohio
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Butler

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area_total_km2 = 94.2
area_land_km2 = 94.2
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 36.4
area_land_sq_mi = 36.4
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0

population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 2568
population_density_km2 = 27.2
population_density_sq_mi = 70.6

timezone = Eastern (EST)
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elevation_m = 268
elevation_ft = 879
latd = 39 |latm = 26 |lats = 18 |latNS = N
longd = 84 |longm = 45 |longs = 16 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 45056
area_code = 513
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Reily Township, one of thirteen townships in the county, is located in west-central Butler County, Ohio, United States. It has a population of 2,568 in 2000, up from 2,521 in 1990. There are no incorporated places in the township, but the communities of Bunker Hill, Newkirk, Scipio, St. Charles, and Woods Station are in the township. It is one full survey township in the Congress Lands and is thirty-six square miles in area.


It was the eighth in order of creation, erected from St. Clair Township by the Butler County Commissioners (James Blackburn, Matthew Richardson, and James Smith) on December 7, 1807, with these boundaries:

:Beginning on the western boundary line of the county at the southwest corner of the fourth township in the first range; thence east with the township line to the southeast corner of the section number 32 of the fourth township in the second range; thence north with the sectional line to the north boundary of the said fourth township in the said second range; thence west with the township line to the western boundary line of the county aforesaid; thence south with the same to the place of beginning.

The first election of township officers was at Henry Burget's home on January 2, 1808.

Historic population figures



Located in the western part of the county, it borders the following townships:
*Oxford Township - north
*Milford Township - northeast corner
*Hanover Township - east
*Ross Township - southeast corner
*Morgan Township - south
*Whitewater Township, Franklin County, Indiana - southwest corner
*Springfield Township, Franklin County, Indiana - west
*Bath Township, Franklin County, Indiana - northwest corner


The only Reily Township statewide, it is named for John Reily (1763-1850), the former Clerk of the Northwest Territory and the first Butler County clerk of courts.


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.

Public services

The township is in the Talawanda City School District.

Major highways include U.S. Route 27, the road between Cincinnati, Ohio, and Richmond, Indiana; State Route 129, which travels from Hamilton, Ohio to the Indiana border; and State Route 732.


*Bert S. Barlow, W.H. Todhunter, Stephen D. Cone, Joseph J. Pater, and Frederick Schneider, eds. "Centennial History of Butler County, Ohio". Hamilton, Ohio: B.F. Bowen, 1905.
*Jim Blount. "The 1900s: 100 Years In the History of Butler County, Ohio." Hamilton, Ohio: Past Present Press, 2000.
*Butler County Engineer's Office. "Butler County Official Transportation Map, 2003". Fairfield Township, Butler County, Ohio: The Office, 2003.
*"A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County, Ohio with Illustrations and Sketches of Its Representative Men and Pioneers". Cincinnati, Ohio: Western Biographical Publishing Company, 1882. []
*Ohio. Secretary of State. "The Ohio municipal and township roster, 2002-2003". Columbus, Ohio: The Secretary, 2003.

External links

* [ County website]
* [ Reily Township Historical Society]

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