Good Hope Township, Hocking County, Ohio
|Good Hope Township, Ohio|
Municipalities and townships of Hocking County.
|• Total||26.3 sq mi (68.2 km2)|
|• Land||26.3 sq mi (68.2 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||981 ft (299 m)|
|• Density||54.8/sq mi (21.2/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086318|
Located in the northwestern part of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Berne Township, Fairfield County - north
- Marion Township - northeast
- Falls Township (southwestern portion) - southeast
- Laurel Township - south
- Perry Township - southwest
- Madison Township, Fairfield County - west
Name and history
Good Hope Township was likely named after the former Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic church.
It is the only Good Hope Township statewide.
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, 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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