Harrison Township, Licking County, Ohio
|Harrison Township, Ohio|
Location of Harrison Township in Licking County
|• Total||27.9 sq mi (72.2 km2)|
|• Land||27.9 sq mi (72.2 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,106 ft (337 m)|
|• Density||232.9/sq mi (89.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086461|
Harrison Township is one of the twenty-five townships of Licking County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 6,494 people in the township, 5,974 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.
Located on the southern edge of the county, it borders the following townships and city:
- St. Albans Township - north
- Granville Township - northeast corner
- Union Township - east
- Walnut Township, Fairfield County - southeast corner
- Liberty Township, Fairfield County - south
- Etna Township - southwest
- Pataskala - west
- Jersey Township - northwest corner
Several populated places are located in Harrison Township:
- Part of the city of Pataskala, in the west
- The village of Kirkersville, in the south
- The census-designated place of Beechwood Trails, in the northwest
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.
- "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.
- Licking County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
- "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
- §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.