Athens Township, Harrison County, Ohio
|Athens Township, Ohio|
Bucket and cab of The Silver Spade at Harrison Coal and Reclamation Park on Stumptown Road
Municipalities and townships of Harrison County
|• Total||25.5 sq mi (65.9 km2)|
|• Land||25.3 sq mi (65.5 km2)|
|• Water||0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)|
|Elevation||1,125 ft (343 m)|
|• Density||20.6/sq mi (7.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086272|
Athens Township is one of the fifteen townships of Harrison County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 520 people in the township, 187 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.
Located in the southern part of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Cadiz Township - north
- Short Creek Township - east
- Wheeling Township, Belmont County - southeast
- Flushing Township, Belmont County - southwest
- Moorefield Township - west
The village of New Athens is located in southeastern Athens Township.
Name and history
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, 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.
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- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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- "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Archived from the original on 16 March 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
- §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.