Hamilton Township, Lawrence County, Ohio
|Hamilton Township, Ohio|
Municipalities and townships of Lawrence County
|• Total||11.6 sq mi (30.1 km2)|
|• Land||11.2 sq mi (29.0 km2)|
|• Water||0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)|
|Elevation||597 ft (182 m)|
|• Density||162.3/sq mi (62.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086442|
Hamilton Township is one of the fourteen townships of Lawrence County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,817 people in the township, 792 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.
Located in the western corner of the county along the Ohio River, it borders the following townships:
It is the farthest downstream of Lawrence County's Ohio River townships.
Two municipalities are located on Hamilton Township's shoreline: Hanging Rock, the smallest village in the county, in the middle; and part of Ironton, the county seat and only city of Lawrence County, in the southeast.
Name and history
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.
The vast majority of the township receives Pre-K through 12th grade education from the Rock Hill Local School District. Small portions of the township receive these services from the Green Local School District, or from Ironton City Schools.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Lawrence County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
- §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.