Bloom Township, Fairfield County, Ohio

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Bloom Township, Fairfield County, Ohio
Township
Municipalities and townships of Fairfield County.
Municipalities and townships of Fairfield County.
Coordinates: 39°47′6″N 82°44′58″W / 39.78500°N 82.74944°W / 39.78500; -82.74944Coordinates: 39°47′6″N 82°44′58″W / 39.78500°N 82.74944°W / 39.78500; -82.74944
Country United States
State Ohio
County Fairfield
Area
 • Total 37.3 sq mi (96.5 km2)
 • Land 37.2 sq mi (96.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,096 ft (334 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 6,374
 • Density 171.1/sq mi (66.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-06950[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086074[1]

Bloom Township is one of the thirteen townships of Fairfield County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 6,374 people in the township, 5,765 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

Two villages are located in Bloom Township: part of Carroll in the northeast, and Lithopolis in the northwest.

Name and history[edit]

Statewide, other Bloom Townships are located in Morgan, Scioto, Seneca, and Wood counties.

Bloom Township is the location of the Old Maid's Orchard Mound, a burial mound constructed by the Adena culture; it lies within Chestnut Ridge Metro Park,[4] in the northern part of the township.[5]

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,[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.

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. ^ Fairfield County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Metro Parks Fact Sheets: The Adena Way of Life, Metro Parks, 2004. Accessed 2010-10-30.
  5. ^ DeLorme. Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. 7th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, 68. ISBN 978-0-89933-281-9.
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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