Green Township, Hamilton County, Ohio
Green Township Administration Building
|• Total||27.9 sq mi (72.2 km2)|
|• Land||27.9 sq mi (72.2 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||892 ft (272 m)|
|• Density||2,100/sq mi (810/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086212|
Located in the west central part of the county, it borders the following townships and city:
Two cities occupy what was once part of Green Township: Cheviot in the east center, and Cincinnati, the county seat of Hamilton County, in the east and southeast. Nearly all of the remainder of the township is part of one of the following census-designated places:
- Bridgetown, in the center
- Covedale, in the south
- Dent, in the northwest
- Mack, in the west and southwest
- Monfort Heights, in the northeast, south of White Oak
- White Oak, in the northeast
The township encompasses 27.9 sq mi (72.3 km²) of gently rolling hills above the Ohio River basin northwest of downtown Cincinnati. As of 1990, over 50% of the township's area has been was converted to urban use, largely as a suburb of Cincinnati; 38% is classed as forested, and 11% as farmland.
Name and history
The township was originally held intact by John Cleves Symmes, with the apparent intent of naming it as the academy township for his purchase. In 1802 a court order awarded half the township to one of his Miami Company investors, Elias Boudinot. This became part of the disputes over the entire Symmes Purchase. The township is named after Nathanael Greene, general in the Revolutionary War.
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.
Green Township has a township park system with six different parks including:
- Bicentennial Park
- Blue Rock Park
- Bosken Park
- Kuliga Park
- Veterans Park
- West Fork Park
There are several Catholic schools in Green Township. This includes St. Antoninus, Our Lady of Visitation, St. Aloysius Gonzaga, St. Jude, St. James White Oak, and St. Ignatius.
Within the Oak Hills Local School District:
Oakdale Elementary School, Bridgetown Middle School and Oak Hills High School are within Bridgetown, Green Township. John F. Dulles Elementary School is within Mack. Springmyer Elementary School is also within Mack.
Within the Northwest Local School District:
Two Northwest schools are located in Green Township. Monfort Heights Elementary School serves Monfort Heights students, while White Oak Middle School serves White Oak and Monfort Heights students.
Three Northwest schools located in Colerain Township serve Green Township students. Ann Weigel Elementary School and Struble Elementary School serve White Oak students, while Colerain High School serves Monfort Heights and White Oak students.
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County operates the Green Township Branch in Mack and the Monfort Heights Branch in Monfort Heights. The Green Township branch, which opened in January 1990, has a central copper dome with two smaller domed structures, which were designed to resemble barns of horse farms which at one time prevalent in Green Township.
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