Reily Township, Butler County, Ohio
official_name = Reily Township, Ohio
settlement_type = Township
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Municipalities and townships of Butler County.
unit_pref = Imperial
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
population_total = 2568
population_density_km2 = 27.2
population_density_sq_mi = 70.6
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_footnotes = GR|3
elevation_m = 268
elevation_ft = 879
latd = 39 |latm = 26 |lats = 18 |latNS = N
longd = 84 |longm = 45 |longs = 16 |longEW = W
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 townshipin the Congress Landsand 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,
*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 Territoryand 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 1of 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.
The township is in the Talawanda City School District.
*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. [http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohbutler/cyc/index.html]
*Ohio. Secretary of State. "The Ohio municipal and township roster, 2002-2003".
Columbus, Ohio: The Secretary, 2003.
* [http://www.butlercountyohio.org/index0.cfm County website]
* [http://www.reilyhistory.org/ Reily Township Historical Society]
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