Freeport Township, Harrison County, Ohio

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Freeport Township, Harrison County, Ohio
Township
Skull Fork Covered Bridge
Skull Fork Covered Bridge
Municipalities and townships of Harrison County
Municipalities and townships of Harrison County
Coordinates: 40°12′19″N 81°17′5″W / 40.20528°N 81.28472°W / 40.20528; -81.28472Coordinates: 40°12′19″N 81°17′5″W / 40.20528°N 81.28472°W / 40.20528; -81.28472
Country United States
State Ohio
County Harrison
Area
 • Total 24.1 sq mi (62.4 km2)
 • Land 24.1 sq mi (62.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 876 ft (267 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 763
 • Density 31.7/sq mi (12.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43973
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-28812[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086275[1]

Freeport Township is one of the fifteen townships of Harrison County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 763 people in the township, 365 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

It is the only township in the county to border Guernsey County.

The village of Freeport is located in central Freeport Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Freeport Township statewide.[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.

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