Carthage Township, Athens County, Ohio
|Carthage Township, Ohio|
Municipalities and townships of Athens County
|• Total||38.6 sq mi (100.0 km2)|
|• Land||38.5 sq mi (99.8 km2)|
|• Water||0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)|
|Elevation||860 ft (262 m)|
|• Density||40/sq mi (15.3/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1085753|
Located in the southeastern part of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Rome Township - north
- Troy Township - east
- Olive Township, Meigs County - southeast corner
- Orange Township, Meigs County - south
- Bedford Township, Meigs County - southwest corner
- Lodi Township - west
- Canaan Township - northwest corner
No municipalities are located in Carthage Township, but it does contain the unincorporated ocmmunity of Lottridge.
Name and history
Carthage Township was organized in 1819.
It is the only Carthage Township statewide.
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.
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- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Carthage township, Athens County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 10, 2013.
- Walker, Charles Manning (1869). History of Athens County, Ohio, And, Incidentally, of the Ohio Land Company and the First Settlement of the State at Marietta. Robert Clarke & Company. p. 451.
- §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.