Brush Creek Township, Jefferson County, Ohio

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Brush Creek Township, Jefferson County, Ohio
Township
Municipalities and townships of Jefferson County
Municipalities and townships of Jefferson County
Coordinates: 40°33′52″N 80°48′40″W / 40.56444°N 80.81111°W / 40.56444; -80.81111Coordinates: 40°33′52″N 80°48′40″W / 40.56444°N 80.81111°W / 40.56444; -80.81111
Country United States
State Ohio
County Jefferson
Area
 • Total 23.7 sq mi (61.3 km2)
 • Land 23.6 sq mi (61.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation [1] 1,266 ft (386 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 467
 • Density 19.7/sq mi (7.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-09750[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086376[1]

Brush Creek Township is one of the fourteen townships of Jefferson County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 467 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Brush Creek Township.

Name and history[edit]

Brush Creek Township was organized in the 1830s. It was named from the Brush Creek which runs through it.[4]

Statewide, other Brush Creek Townships are located in Adams, Muskingum, and Scioto counties, plus a Brushcreek Township in Highland County.

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. ^ Jefferson County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Doyle, Joseph Beatty (1910). 20th Century History of Steubenville and Jefferson County, Ohio and Representative Citizens. Richmond-Arnold Publishing Company. p. 535. 
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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