Clinton Township, Knox County, Ohio

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Clinton Township, Ohio
Township
Location of Clinton Township in Knox County.
Location of Clinton Township in Knox County.
Coordinates: 40°22′40″N 82°29′53″W / 40.37778°N 82.49806°W / 40.37778; -82.49806Coordinates: 40°22′40″N 82°29′53″W / 40.37778°N 82.49806°W / 40.37778; -82.49806
Country United States
State Ohio
County Knox
Area
 • Total 15.7 sq mi (40.8 km2)
 • Land 15.6 sq mi (40.5 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,027 ft (313 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,326
 • Density 212.8/sq mi (82.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-16140[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086395[1]

Clinton Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Knox County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 3,326 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

Much of eastern Clinton Township is occupied by the city of Mount Vernon, the county seat of Knox County.

Name and history[edit]

Clinton Township was established in 1808.[4]

It is one of seven Clinton Townships statewide.[5]

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,[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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