Athens Township, Athens County, Ohio

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Athens Township, Ohio
Municipalities and townships of Athens County
Municipalities and townships of Athens County
Coordinates: 39°20′4″N 82°6′40″W / 39.33444°N 82.11111°W / 39.33444; -82.11111Coordinates: 39°20′4″N 82°6′40″W / 39.33444°N 82.11111°W / 39.33444; -82.11111
Country United States
State Ohio
County Athens
 • Total 37.1 sq mi (96.0 km2)
 • Land 36.6 sq mi (94.7 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 636 ft (194 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 30,473
 • Density 833/sq mi (321.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 45701
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-02750[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085750[1]

Athens Township is one of the fourteen townships of Athens County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 30,473 people in the township.[3]


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

Most of the city of Athens, the county seat of Athens County, is located in central and eastern Athens Township, and the census-designated place of The Plains is located in northern Athens Township.

Name and history[edit]

Athens Township was organized in 1805.[4]

Statewide, the only other Athens Township is located in Harrison County.[5]


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,[6] 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.


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Athens township, Athens County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 10, 2013. 
  4. ^ History of Hocking Valley, Ohio. Inter-State Publishing Co. 1883. p. 227. 
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Archived from the original on 16 March 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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