Chester Township, Meigs County, Ohio

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Chester Township, Meigs County, Ohio
Barn in the township
Barn in the township
Municipalities and townships of Meigs County
Municipalities and townships of Meigs County
Coordinates: 39°4′36″N 81°55′30″W / 39.07667°N 81.92500°W / 39.07667; -81.92500Coordinates: 39°4′36″N 81°55′30″W / 39.07667°N 81.92500°W / 39.07667; -81.92500
Country United States
State Ohio
County Meigs
 • Total 45.5 sq mi (117.9 km2)
 • Land 45.5 sq mi (117.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 617 ft (188 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,332
 • Density 51.2/sq mi (19.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 45720
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-14016[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086609[1]

Chester Township is one of the twelve townships of Meigs County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,332 people in the township.[3]


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

It is the only county township without a border on another county.

No municipalities are located in Chester Township, although the unincorporated community of Chester is located in the township's center.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of five Chester Townships statewide.[4]

The Mound Cemetery Mound, an archaeological site, is located north of Chester; it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]


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,[6] 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.


  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. ^ Meigs County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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