Coal Township, Jackson County, Ohio

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Coal Township, Ohio
Map of Jackson County with municipalities and townships
Map of Jackson County with municipalities and townships
Coordinates: 39°6′32″N 82°36′35″W / 39.10889°N 82.60972°W / 39.10889; -82.60972Coordinates: 39°6′32″N 82°36′35″W / 39.10889°N 82.60972°W / 39.10889; -82.60972
Country United States
State Ohio
County Jackson
 • Total 19.4 sq mi (50.2 km2)
 • Land 19.4 sq mi (50.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 778 ft (237 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,078
 • Density 107.2/sq mi (41.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-16336[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086364[1]

Coal Township is one of the twelve townships of Jackson County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2000 census, 2,078 people lived in the township, including 1,533 in its unincorporated areas.[3]


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

Of the three Jackson County townships that do not border another county (Franklin, Lick, and Coal), Coal Township is the farthest north.

The village of Coalton is located in central Coal Township, and part of the city of Wellston occupies the northwestern corner of the township.

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Statewide, the only other Coal Township is located in Perry County.


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,[4] 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. ^ Jackson County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 13 May 2007.
  4. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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