Hamilton Township, Lawrence County, Ohio

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Hamilton Township, Ohio
Municipalities and townships of Lawrence County
Municipalities and townships of Lawrence County
Coordinates: 38°33′42″N 82°43′38″W / 38.56167°N 82.72722°W / 38.56167; -82.72722Coordinates: 38°33′42″N 82°43′38″W / 38.56167°N 82.72722°W / 38.56167; -82.72722
Country United States
State Ohio
County Lawrence
 • 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[1] 597 ft (182 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,817
 • Density 162.3/sq mi (62.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-33054[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086442[1]

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.[3]


Located in the western corner of the county along the Ohio River, it borders the following townships:

Greenup County, Kentucky lies across the Ohio River to the south.

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.

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Statewide, other Hamilton Townships are found in Franklin, Jackson, and Warren counties.


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,[4] 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.


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