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4874 Harding Hwy W.
Marion, Ohio 43302
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Located at the corner of
DeCliff - Big Island Rd. and Bumford Rd.
4350 DeCliff - Big Island Rd.
Marion, Ohio 43302
Monthly meetings are held the 3nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm
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History and Demographics of
Big Island Township
Big Island Township was established in 1823, and named for a tract of forest early settlers believed must have been located on an island.
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.
Area

  Total 35.3 sq mi (91.4 km2)

  Land 35.3 sq mi (91.3 km2)

  Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Population (2010)

  Total 1,205.
This 5,872-acre wildlife area is located five miles west of Marion on State Route 95. The terrain is very flat. Sixty percent of the area is openland consisting of cropfields, meadow, and prairie grasses in large open fields. Second- and third-growth hardwoods occupy another 20 percent of the area. Pin oak, hickories, and silver maple are common species in the upland woods. Sycamore, box elder, ashes, and silver maple occur along the Scioto River. Ponds, potholes, and over 1,200 acres of marsh and wetland occupy approximately 20 percent of the area.
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.
Big Island Wildlife Area
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Marion Tallgrass Trails
Points of Interest
Big Island Wildlife Area