Jackson Township, Clermont County, Ohio

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Jackson Township, Clermont County, Ohio
Township
U.S. Route 50 in Marathon
U.S. Route 50 in Marathon
Municipalities and townships of Clermont County
Municipalities and townships of Clermont County
Coordinates: 39°7′58″N 84°2′24″W / 39.13278°N 84.04000°W / 39.13278; -84.04000Coordinates: 39°7′58″N 84°2′24″W / 39.13278°N 84.04000°W / 39.13278; -84.04000
Country United States
State Ohio
County Clermont
Area
 • Total 31.4 sq mi (81.2 km2)
 • Land 31.2 sq mi (80.7 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation[1] 909 ft (277 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,980
 • Density 96/sq mi (36.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-37716[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085864[1]

Jackson Township is one of the fourteen townships of Clermont County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 2,980.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the northeastern part of the county, it borders the following townships:

No municipalities are located in Jackson Township. The unincorporated community of Marathon lies in the township's east.

Lerado was laid out by Bernard Conn in April 1834 as "Brownsville" on the "Newtonsville and Brownsville free turnpike", now Ohio State Route 131. At one time the village had a hotel, a general store, two blacksmith shops and a turning lathe shop. A post office was established there in 1876. It was thought, at one time, that Brownsville would become a sizable town with considerable population and many businesses.[4] It is said that the village received its present name from a female resident who either liked Texas or had lived in Laredo, Texas.[citation needed] The name of this unincorporated area remains misspelled to this day. Lerado is less than a mile from the Brown/Clermont County Line on S.R. 131.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of thirty-seven Jackson Townships statewide.[5]

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,[6] 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. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Jackson township, Clermont County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 16, 2015. 
  4. ^ Jackson Township, Clermont County, Ohio website Dec 27, 2010
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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