Lemon Township, Butler County, Ohio

Coordinates: 39°27′17″N 84°23′34″W / 39.45472°N 84.39278°W / 39.45472; -84.39278
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Lemon Township, Butler County, Ohio
Countryside in Lemon Township
Countryside in Lemon Township
Location of Lemon Township in Butler County
Location of Lemon Township in Butler County
Coordinates: 39°27′17″N 84°23′34″W / 39.45472°N 84.39278°W / 39.45472; -84.39278
CountryUnited States
 • Total15.3 sq mi (39.7 km2)
 • Land15.0 sq mi (38.8 km2)
 • Water0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
Elevation650 ft (198 m)
 • Total16,885[1]
 • Density927/sq mi (358.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-42672[3]
GNIS feature ID1085811[2]

Lemon Township is one of thirteen townships in Butler County, Ohio, United States. Located in the northeastern part of the county, it includes most of the city of Monroe. It had a population of 16,885 at the 2020 census. It is the only Lemon Township statewide.[4]


The township as originally created was approximately 36 square miles (93 km2) and included all of the Butler County portions of what is Middletown and most of the Butler County part of Monroe, the remainder being in Liberty Township. The southern part of the township was within the limits of the Symmes Purchase, the northern boundary today being marked by Todhunter Road, 2.25 miles (3.62 km) north of the southern boundary. It was bounded on the east by the Warren County line and on the west and north by the Great Miami River.[citation needed]

The original boundaries included all of what is now Madison Township, Madison being divided from Lemon on May 7, 1810.[citation needed]


Located in the eastern part of the county, it borders the following townships and city:

The Miami and Erie Canal passed through the township, parallelling the eastern shore of the Great Miami and linking Hamilton to Middletown. Remains of the canal, including the lock at Excello, are preserved as parks in the township. The Norfolk Southern Railway has a main line through the center of the township. Major roads include Interstate 75 (crossing the southeast corner of the township) and State Routes 4, 63, and 73. The old Dixie Highway, later U.S. Route 25, passed through the township and is now an unnumbered road sharing the name of Main Street through the center of Monroe. The community of Excello lies in the central part of the township, and the community of Blue Ball was on the Dixie Highway where it crossed the Warren County line.


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,[5] 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.


  1. ^ "Lemon township, Butler County, Ohio - Census Bureau Profile". US Census Bureau. Retrieved March 14, 2023.
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved February 16, 2007.
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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