Township of Center
Center is a township situated in the central part of the county of Noble, state of Ohio, United States of America. It is bounded on the north by the townships of Buffalo and Seneca; on the east by the townships of Marion and Stock; on the south by the townships of Enoch and Olive; and on the west by the township of Noble.
After the creation of Noble County, the township of Center was erected on 1 May 1851. It was formed by taking eighteen sections from the west side of Union Township (taken from Monroe County), which township thereby became extinct, and twelve sections from the east side of Noble Township (taken from Morgan County). The Eighth Range line runs through Center Township from north to south, between that portion taken from Union and that portion taken from Noble Township; and was the original line between Morgan and Monroe Counties at the time Noble County was erected.
In 1851, the boundaries were defined as follows:
Commencing at the southeast corner of section 38 [sic, but actually 33], in township 7, of range 8; thence north along the section line to the northeast corner of section 4, in said township 7, range 8; thence west along the township line to the northwest corner of section 2, in township 7, and range 9; thence south along the section line to the southwest corner of section 35, in said township 7, and range 9; thence east along the township line to the place of beginning, containing 30 sections.
In 1855, the boundary between the townships of Center and Enoch were readjusted. On 6 June, sections 31, 32 and 33 of township 7, range 8, were set off after a petition by twenty-eight taxpayers. On 3 Sept., the northern half of section 31 was reattached to Center Township.
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