Carthage Township, Athens County, Ohio

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Carthage Township, Ohio
Township
Municipalities and townships of Athens County
Municipalities and townships of Athens County
Coordinates: 39°14′16″N 81°53′39″W / 39.23778°N 81.89417°W / 39.23778; -81.89417Coordinates: 39°14′16″N 81°53′39″W / 39.23778°N 81.89417°W / 39.23778; -81.89417
Country United States
State Ohio
County Athens
Area
 • 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[1] 860 ft (262 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,532
 • Density 40/sq mi (15.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-12336[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085753[1]

Carthage Township is one of the fourteen townships of Athens County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 1,532 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Carthage Township, but it does contain the unincorporated ocmmunity of Lottridge.

Name and history[edit]

Carthage Township was organized in 1819.[4]

It is the only Carthage Township statewide.

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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