Scott Township, Marion County, Ohio

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Scott Township, Marion County, Ohio
Fields northwest of Kirkpatrick
Fields northwest of Kirkpatrick
Location of Scott Township in Marion County
Location of Scott Township in Marion County
Coordinates: 40°39′47″N 83°0′32″W / 40.66306°N 83.00889°W / 40.66306; -83.00889Coordinates: 40°39′47″N 83°0′32″W / 40.66306°N 83.00889°W / 40.66306; -83.00889
CountryUnited States
 • Total24.5 sq mi (63.4 km2)
 • Land24.5 sq mi (63.4 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation1,004 ft (306 m)
 • Total498
 • Density20.3/sq mi (7.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-71073[2]
GNIS feature ID1086586[1]

Scott Township is one of the fifteen townships of Marion County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 498 people in the township.[3]


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

No municipalities are located in Scott Township, although the unincorporated community of Kirkpatrick lies in the northern part of the township.

Name and history[edit]

Statewide, other Scott Townships are located in Adams, Brown, and Sandusky counties.


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,[4] 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.

Police protection in Scott Township is provided by the Marion County Sheriff’s Department.


Children in Scott Township attend one of two different school systems: those from the western part of the township attend the Ridgedale Local School District, while those from the eastern part attend the River Valley Local School District.


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Marion County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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