Noble Township, Auglaize County, Ohio
Lock Fourteen on the Miami and Erie Canal
Location of Noble Township in Auglaize County
Coordinates: 40°35′10″N 84°23′33″W / 40.58611°N 84.39250°W / 40.58611; -84.39250Coordinates: 40°35′10″N 84°23′33″W / 40.58611°N 84.39250°W / 40.58611; -84.39250
CountryUnited States
 • Total30.8 sq mi (79.8 km2)
 • Land30.7 sq mi (79.4 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation833 ft (254 m)
 • Total1,716
 • Density56/sq mi (21.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-55986[2]
GNIS feature ID1085769[1]

Noble Township is one of the fourteen townships of Auglaize County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 1,716 people in the township.[3]


Located in the western part of the county, it borders the following townships:

Parts of the city of St. Marys are located in southern Noble Township.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the total area of Noble Township is 30.8 square miles (79.8 km2), of which 30.7 square miles (79.4 km2) is land and 0.15 square miles (0.4 km2), or 0.49%, is water.[3] It is crossed by the St. Marys River, a tributary of the Maumee River.[4]

Name and history

Statewide, other Noble Townships are located in Defiance and Noble counties.

Before the creation of Auglaize County in 1848, Noble Township and the southern part of neighboring Salem Township were part of what was then Wayne Township in Mercer County. When the county was formed, the name of the township was changed to Noble Township as there was already a Wayne Township, one that had originally been a part of Allen County. The newly formed township was named in honor of Elisha Noble, an early local settler who served as county commissioner for Mercer and Auglaize counties.[5][6]


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,[7] 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.

Public services

The majority of the township is in the Saint Marys City School District with a small western portion being in the Parkway Local School District.

The entire township is served by the Saint Marys (45885) post office.

The major highway in Noble Township is U.S. Route 33, which traverses the southern part of the township.[4]


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Noble township, Auglaize County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved July 11, 2013.
  4. ^ a b DeLorme. Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. 7th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, p. 45. ISBN 0-89933-281-1.
  5. ^ Auglaize County, Ohio Atlas and History Archived June 11, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, Piqua: Magee Brother Publishing, 1917. Accessed 2007-07-05.
  6. ^ Brief History of Noble Twp., Auglaize County, Ohio Auglaize County Genweb, 2006. Accessed 2007-08-16.
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.