Benton Township, Hocking County, Ohio

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Benton Township, Ohio
Township
Municipalities and townships of Hocking County.
Municipalities and townships of Hocking County.
Coordinates: 39°24′36″N 82°34′47″W / 39.41000°N 82.57972°W / 39.41000; -82.57972Coordinates: 39°24′36″N 82°34′47″W / 39.41000°N 82.57972°W / 39.41000; -82.57972
Country United States
State Ohio
County Hocking
Area
 • Total 37.8 sq mi (97.9 km2)
 • Land 37.8 sq mi (97.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 928 ft (283 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 814
 • Density 21.5/sq mi (8.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-05578[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086316[1]
The popular Ash Cave, part of Hocking Hills State Park, is located in Benton Township.

Benton Township is one of the eleven townships of Hocking County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 814 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Benton Township, although the unincorporated community of South Bloomingville lies in the central part of the township.

Situated in the heart of the Hocking Hills region, Benton Township includes much of Hocking Hills State Park, including the popular Old Man's Cave and Ash Cave.

Name and history[edit]

Statewide, other Benton Townships are located in Monroe, Ottawa, Paulding, and Pike counties.[4]

Government[edit]

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.

References[edit]

External links[edit]