College Township, Knox County, Ohio

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College Township, Ohio
Township
Location of College Township in Knox County.
Location of College Township in Knox County.
Coordinates: 40°22′30″N 82°23′45″W / 40.37500°N 82.39583°W / 40.37500; -82.39583Coordinates: 40°22′30″N 82°23′45″W / 40.37500°N 82.39583°W / 40.37500; -82.39583
Country United States
State Ohio
County Knox
Area
 • Total 6.4 sq mi (16.6 km2)
 • Land 6.4 sq mi (16.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,056 ft (322 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,247
 • Density 351.0/sq mi (135.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-16686[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086396[1]

College Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Knox County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,247 people in the township, 376 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

The village of Gambier is located in central College Township.

Name and history[edit]

College Township was established in 1838. It was named for Kenyon College in Gambier.[4]

It is the only College Township 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.

References[edit]

  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. ^ Knox County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Graham, Albert Adams (1881). History of Knox County, Ohio: Its Past and Present, Containing a Condensed, Comprehensive History of Ohio. A. A. Graham & Company. pp. 446–447. 
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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