Clay Township, Knox County, Ohio

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Clay Township, Ohio
Location of Clay Township in Knox County.
Location of Clay Township in Knox County.
Coordinates: 40°16′24″N 82°19′41″W / 40.27333°N 82.32806°W / 40.27333; -82.32806Coordinates: 40°16′24″N 82°19′41″W / 40.27333°N 82.32806°W / 40.27333; -82.32806
Country United States
State Ohio
County Knox
 • Total 25.2 sq mi (65.2 km2)
 • Land 25.2 sq mi (65.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,096 ft (334 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,328
 • Density 52.8/sq mi (20.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-15504[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086394[1]

Clay Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Knox County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,328 people in the township, 1,143 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


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

The village of Martinsburg is located in western Clay Township, and the unincorporated community of Bladensburg lies on the eastern border with Jackson Township.

Name and history[edit]

Clay Township was organized in 1825. It is named for Henry Clay, senator from Kentucky.[4]

It is one of nine Clay Townships statewide.[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.


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