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Anderson Township, Hamilton County, Ohio

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Anderson Township is a township located in southeastern Hamilton County, Ohio. In the 2000 U.S. Census, its population was 43,857. The township encompasses an area of 31.2 miČ and is one of the most heavily populated townships in the U.S. state of Ohio, with the fourth highest population total out of Hamilton County's 49 local jurisdictions.

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History

The first residents came in 1788 when Benjamin Stites settled at the mouth of the Little Miami River. Anderson was the fifth township organized in Hamilton County in 1793. Being east of the Little Miami River, it was part of the Virginia Military District, and was named for Richard Anderson who was Virginia's chief surveyor. Newtown, then called Mercersburg, was first settled in 1792.

Geography

The township is situated in rolling hills with steep, wooded hillsides leading down to the Little Miami and Ohio Rivers. It was important in it early days as the site of Flinn's Ford, the southern-most crossing of the Miami. As of 1990, 36% of Anderson Township had been developed into suburban communities for Cincinnati, 13% into farmland, and the remainder is woodland.

Interstate 275 and Ohio Highway 125 cross the township from east to west, and the Interstate bridge to Northern Kentucky is located in the southwest section.

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External link

Anderson Township official site (http://www.andersontownship.org/)

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