Elk Township, Vinton County, Ohio

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Elk Township, Ohio
Municipalities and townships of Vinton County
Municipalities and townships of Vinton County
Coordinates: 39°14′52″N 82°28′19″W / 39.24778°N 82.47194°W / 39.24778; -82.47194Coordinates: 39°14′52″N 82°28′19″W / 39.24778°N 82.47194°W / 39.24778; -82.47194
Country United States
State Ohio
County Vinton
 • Total 38.1 sq mi (98.6 km2)
 • Land 38.0 sq mi (98.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 738 ft (225 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,134
 • Density 82.4/sq mi (31.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-24892[2]
GNIS feature ID 1087102[1]

Elk Township is one of the twelve townships of Vinton County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 3,134 people in the township, 1,246 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


Located in the center of the county, it borders the following townships:

It is one of only two townships in Vinton County without a border on other counties.

The village of McArthur, the county seat and largest village of Vinton County, is located in central Elk Township.

Name and history[edit]

Elk Township was founded in 1811.[4]

Statewide, the only other Elk Township is located in Noble County, plus an Elkrun Township in Columbiana 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,[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.


  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. ^ Vinton County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 16 May 2007.
  4. ^ History of Hocking Valley, Ohio. Inter-State Publishing Co. 1883. p. 1209. 
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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