Anderson Township, Hamilton County, Ohio

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Anderson Township, Hamilton County, Ohio
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Location in Hamilton County and the state of Ohio.
Coordinates: 39°5′19″N84°21′36″W / 39.08861°N 84.36000°W / 39.08861; -84.36000 Coordinates: 39°5′19″N84°21′36″W / 39.08861°N 84.36000°W / 39.08861; -84.36000
Country United States
State Ohio
County Hamilton
Settled1788
Organized1793
Named for Richard Clough Anderson Sr.
Government
[1]
  TypeBoard of Trustees
  TrusteeDee Stone
  TrusteeJosh Gerth
  TrusteeAndrew Pappas
  Fiscal OfficerKen Dietz
Area
  Total31.2 sq mi (80.8 km2)
  Land30.3 sq mi (78.6 km2)
  Water0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
Elevation
[2]
725 ft (221 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Total43,446
  Density1,400/sq mi (540/km2)
Time zone UTC-05:00 (EST)
  Summer (DST) UTC-04:00 (EDT)
ZIP code
45230, 45244, and 45255
Area code(s) 513
FIPS code 39-01980 [3]
GNIS feature ID1086197 [2]
Website www.andersontownship.org

Anderson Township is a township located southeastern Hamilton County along the Ohio and Little Miami Rivers, approximately 13 miles southeast of downtown Cincinnati. The 2010 census found 43,446 people in the township, [4] making it one of the most populous townships in the state of Ohio. [5]

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History

Anderson Township's earliest settlement came in 1788, when pioneer Benjamin Stites settled near the mouth of the Little Miami River. The treaty of Easton forbade entering Ohio. but because England had been run out in the Revolutionary War, the local natives did not know treaty was void. The township was organized in 1793 as part of the Virginia Military District and was bounded by the Ohio and Little Miami Rivers, and the mouth of the Eight Mile Creek to the east. The township was important during its early days as the site of Flinn's Ford, the southernmost crossing of the Little Miami River. Anderson Township remained mainly undeveloped forest and agricultural land until post-World War II suburbanization brought new infrastructure to the community. The population grew by an average of 1,000 persons per year from the 1950s through the early 1990s bringing massive residential and commercial developments to the area. [6] Anderson Township is named for Richard Clough Anderson Sr., Virginia's chief surveyor when the township was created. [7]

Anderson Township became a qualified Tree City USA as recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation in 2009. [8]

Geography

Located in the southeastern corner of the county between the Ohio and Little Miami rivers and a line extending due south from the confluence of the latter's East Fork and main channels (west of which belongs to Clermont County), Anderson Township has the following borders:

Other municipalities and subdivisions of note that neighbor the township not directly, but by proximity of one-eighth of a mile or less, include Mt. Lookout, Hyde Park, Fairfax, and Milford.

Also of note is the fact that Anderson's nearest neighbors to the west, Mt. Washington and California, are functionally exclaves of the City of Cincinnati, impossible to reach via land or water without crossing into territory administered by Anderson Township (which controls the Little Miami River as it exists within Hamilton County). The two themselves barely connect, only able to do so via a narrow terrestrial connection spanning approximately 1000 feet (304 meters) exists, but contains no road, public or otherwise, and spans ten private land parcels uniformly developed and all facing away from the hilltop center of the community. Thus, this is not a passage available to the public. The official neighborhood borders of Mt. Washington were drawn to "overflow" from this bottleneck slightly and include an unestablished group of smaller residential subdivisions between the bottleneck and the Little Miami delta, where Mt. Washington and California meet and at least avoid their individual designations as exclaves of their mother city.

Anderson Township includes the following census-designated places:

The township is composed of 31.2 square miles (80.8 km2) of rolling hills with steep, wooded hillsides leading down to the Little Miami and Ohio rivers. As of 1990, 36% of Anderson Township had been developed into suburban communities for Cincinnati, 13% into farmland, and the remainder being left as woodland.

Demographics

As of the census [9] of 2010, there were 43,446 people in the township. The population density was 1,392.5 people per square mile. There were 16,684 housing units at an average density of 534.7/sq mile). The racial makeup of the township was 86.9% White, 7.1% African American, and 6.0% of all other races combined.

In the township the population was spread out, with 29.9% under the age of 20, 12.4% from 20 to 34, 22.0% from 35 to 49, 22.1% from 50 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $88,008.

Government

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. Anderson Township is also a member of the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments.

Police and fire services

Police services are provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office. Fire and Emergency Medical Services are provided by the Anderson Township Fire Department.

Transportation

Major roads

Anderson Township is served by Interstate 275, US Route 52, State Route 32 and State Route 125 (Beechmont Avenue). Interstate 275 crosses the Ohio River into Kentucky near the southern border of the township on the Combs-Hehl Bridge. Anderson Township is also in close proximity to US Route 27, US Route 50 and Interstate 471.

Transit

Anderson Township is served by the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, which provides local and commuter bus service on various routes to and from the township. Uber and Lyft operate in the township.

Airports

Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport (IATA: LUK) provides private and limited amounts of commercial air service and is located immediately southwest of the township near the confluence of the Ohio and Little Miami Rivers. The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (IATA: CVG) provides most commercial air service to the area and is located approximately 20 miles southwest in nearby Hebron, Kentucky.

Rail

Rail service is provided by Norfolk Southern Railway in the northernmost portions of the township on a rail line between Cincinnati and Portsmouth.

Education

Schools

Nearly all of Anderson Township is located in the Forest Hills Local School District. [9] The district boasts an "Excellent with Distinction" rating from Ohio Department of Education.

Forest Hills Local School District serves an approximate student population of 7,655 in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. The district employs 422 full-time classroom teachers and the district's overall student/teacher ratio is 18.1:1, with an instructional expense of $4,048 per student. [10]

Schools within the district include:

In 2005, the Forest Hills School District was presented a banner from the Ohio Department of Education recognizing the achievement of receiving an "Excellent" rating on the State Report Card for five consecutive years. Only 47 of the state's 614 school districts have achieved an Excellent rating for five consecutive years putting the district in the top 8 percent of districts in the state. This was achieved with more than 7,000 students and by spending less per pupil than many of the other school districts that are rated excellent. [9]

Library

Anderson Township is served by a branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County., [11] and consistently has one of the highest rates of circulation of the Library's branches.

Notable people

Recreation

Anderson Township is home to Coney Island Amusement Park, Sunlite Pool, Riverbend Music Center and Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center. It has become known to its numerous parks, greenspaces and outdoor activities. The Anderson Parks district is an impressive organization supporting 9 parks and an indoor RecPlex, totaling over 500 acres of land. [13] The Anderson Foundation for Parks & Recreation was established in 1991 to help support these parks and expand their offerings and mission. [14]

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