Benton Township, Pike County, Ohio

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Benton Township, Pike County, Ohio
Township
Eager Inn, a historic site in the township
Eager Inn, a historic site in the township
Municipalities and townships of Pike County.
Municipalities and townships of Pike County.
Coordinates: 39°7′17″N 83°11′36″W / 39.12139°N 83.19333°W / 39.12139; -83.19333Coordinates: 39°7′17″N 83°11′36″W / 39.12139°N 83.19333°W / 39.12139; -83.19333
Country United States
State Ohio
County Pike
Area
 • Total 38.7 sq mi (100.1 km2)
 • Land 38.6 sq mi (100.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 610 ft (186 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,520
 • Density 39.3/sq mi (15.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-05648[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086808[1]

Benton Township is one of the fourteen townships of Pike County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,520 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Benton Township, although the unincorporated community of Morgantown lies in the township's center.

Name and history[edit]

Statewide, other Benton Townships are located in Hocking, Monroe, Ottawa, and Paulding 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]

  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. ^ Pike 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. 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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