Brown Township, Vinton County, Ohio

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Brown Township, Vinton County, Ohio
Township
Hope Furnace, a historic site in Brown Township
Hope Furnace, a historic site in Brown Township
Municipalities and townships of Vinton County
Municipalities and townships of Vinton County
Coordinates: 39°20′25″N 82°20′53″W / 39.34028°N 82.34806°W / 39.34028; -82.34806Coordinates: 39°20′25″N 82°20′53″W / 39.34028°N 82.34806°W / 39.34028; -82.34806
Country United States
State Ohio
County Vinton
Area
 • Total 37.0 sq mi (95.8 km2)
 • Land 36.8 sq mi (95.3 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation[1] 909 ft (277 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 281
 • Density 7.6/sq mi (2.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-09526[2]
GNIS feature ID 1087099[1]

Brown Township is one of the twelve townships of Vinton County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 281 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the northeastern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:

No municipalities are located in Brown Township, although the unincorporated communities of Ingham, Moonville, and New Plymouth lie in the township's southeast, southeast, and northwest respectively.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of eight Brown Townships statewide.[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.

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