Cheshire Township, Gallia County, Ohio

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Cheshire Township, Ohio
Municipalities and townships of Gallia County
Municipalities and townships of Gallia County
Coordinates: 38°57′50″N 82°8′30″W / 38.96389°N 82.14167°W / 38.96389; -82.14167Coordinates: 38°57′50″N 82°8′30″W / 38.96389°N 82.14167°W / 38.96389; -82.14167
Country United States
State Ohio
County Gallia
 • Total 30.8 sq mi (79.9 km2)
 • Land 30.4 sq mi (78.7 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 823 ft (251 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,259
 • Density 41.4/sq mi (16.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 45620
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-13946[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086133[1]

Cheshire Township is one of the fifteen townships of Gallia County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,259 people in the township, 1,038 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


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

Mason County, West Virginia lies across the Ohio River to the southeast.

The farthest upstream Ohio River township in the county, it includes Gallia County's farthest east point.

The small village of Cheshire was located in southeastern Cheshire Township. It was bought out and depopulated by a settlement with American Electric Power Company after longstanding problems with air pollution.

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It is the only Cheshire Township statewide that likwes buut .[4]



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