Blue Rock Township, Muskingum County, Ohio
|Blue Rock Township, Ohio|
Municipalities and townships of Muskingum County
|• Total||27.3 sq mi (70.7 km2)|
|• Land||27.0 sq mi (70.0 km2)|
|• Water||0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)|
|Elevation||1,060 ft (323 m)|
|• Density||23.7/sq mi (9.2/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086714|
Located on the southern edge of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Salt Creek Township - north
- Rich Hill Township - northeast corner
- Meigs Township - east
- Bristol Township, Morgan County - southeast corner
- Bloom Township, Morgan County - south
- Harrison Township - west
- Wayne Township - northwest
Name and history
It is the only Blue Rock Township statewide.
Blue Rock Township was described in 1833 as having one saw mill, one physician, and at least ten salt factories.
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.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Muskingum County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
- Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 101. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
- §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.