Cheshire Township, Gallia County, Ohio
|Cheshire Township, Ohio|
Municipalities and townships of Gallia County
|• 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||823 ft (251 m)|
|• Density||41.4/sq mi (16.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086133|
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.
Located in the northeastern corner of the county along the Ohio River, it borders the following townships:
- Rutland Township, Meigs County - north
- Salisbury Township, Meigs County - northeast
- Addison Township - south
- Springfield Township - southwest corner
- Morgan Township - west
- Salem Township, Meigs County - northwest corner
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.
Name and history
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- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Gallia County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
- "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.