Granville Township, Licking County, Ohio

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Granville Township, Licking County, Ohio
Township
Location of Granville Township in Licking County
Location of Granville Township in Licking County
Coordinates: 40°4′15″N 82°30′56″W / 40.07083°N 82.51556°W / 40.07083; -82.51556Coordinates: 40°4′15″N 82°30′56″W / 40.07083°N 82.51556°W / 40.07083; -82.51556
Country United States
State Ohio
County Licking
Area
 • Total 26.1 sq mi (67.6 km2)
 • Land 26.0 sq mi (67.4 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 981 ft (299 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 8,994
 • Density 345.4/sq mi (133.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43023
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-31416[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086459[1]

Granville Township is one of the twenty-five townships of Licking County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 8,994 people in the township, 5,827 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

Several populated places are located in Granville Township:

Name and history[edit]

Granville Township is named after Granville, Massachusetts.[4] Statewide, the only other Granville Township is located in Mercer County.

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. ^ Licking County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 142. 
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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