Bedford Township, Meigs County, Ohio

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Bedford Township, Ohio
Municipalities and townships of Meigs County
Municipalities and townships of Meigs County
Coordinates: 39°8′26″N 82°0′37″W / 39.14056°N 82.01028°W / 39.14056; -82.01028Coordinates: 39°8′26″N 82°0′37″W / 39.14056°N 82.01028°W / 39.14056; -82.01028
Country United States
State Ohio
County Meigs
 • Total 39.3 sq mi (101.7 km2)
 • Land 39.3 sq mi (101.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 679 ft (207 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,212
 • Density 30.9/sq mi (11.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-04906[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086608[1]

Bedford Township is one of the twelve townships of Meigs County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,212 people in the township.[3]


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

No municipalities are located in Bedford Township, although the unincorporated community of Darwin is located in the township's far north.

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Statewide, the only other Bedford Township is located in Coshocton County.[4]


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,[5] 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. ^ Meigs County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Archived from the original on 16 March 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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