Deer Creek Township, Pickaway County, Ohio

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Deer Creek Township, Pickaway County, Ohio
Township
Bazore Mill, a historic site in the township
Bazore Mill, a historic site in the township
Municipalities and townships of Pickaway County.
Municipalities and townships of Pickaway County.
Coordinates: 39°34′1″N 83°7′0″W / 39.56694°N 83.11667°W / 39.56694; -83.11667Coordinates: 39°34′1″N 83°7′0″W / 39.56694°N 83.11667°W / 39.56694; -83.11667
Country United States
State Ohio
County Pickaway
Area
 • Total 36.3 sq mi (93.9 km2)
 • Land 36.3 sq mi (93.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 761 ft (232 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,644
 • Density 45.3/sq mi (17.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-21168[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086794[1]

Deer Creek Township is one of the fifteen townships of Pickaway County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,644 people in the township, 642 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

The village of Williamsport is located in northern Deer Creek Township.

Name and history[edit]

Statewide, the only other Deer Creek Township is located in Madison County.

Deer Creek Township was named for the creek that runs through it. In the 1830s, there were two gristmills and two saw mills located on the creek.[4]

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,[5] 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. ^ Pickaway County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 176. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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