Jackson Township, Clermont County, Ohio

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Jackson Township, Ohio
Township
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 30.8 sq mi (79.8 km2)
 • Land 30.6 sq mi (79.2 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation[1] 909 ft (277 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,576
 • Density 84.2/sq mi (32.5/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. The 2000 census found 2576 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

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

There is also the unincorporated village of Laredo, formerly known as Brownsville and/or Logtown.

Lerado, first known as Brownsville and/or Logtown, was laid out by Bernard Conn in April, 1834. It is said that the village received its present name from a female resident who either liked Texas or had lived in Laredo, Texas. The name of this unincorporated area remains misspelled to this day. Lerado is in Jackson Township, less than a mile from the Brown/Clermont County Line on S.R. 131.

Brownsville, today known as Laredo, was laid out in April 1834 by Bernard Conn on the “Newtonsville and Brownsville free turnpike”, now called State Route 131. At one time this village had a hotel, a general store, two blacksmith shops and a turning lath 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]

Name and history[edit]

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

There is also a unincorporated community inside Jackson township named Lerado, first known as Brownsville and/or Logtown, it was laid out by Bernard Conn in April, 1834. It is said that the village received its present name from a female resident who either liked Texas or had lived in Laredo, Texas. The name of this unincorporated area remains misspelled to this day. Lerado is in Jackson Township, less than a mile from the Brown/Clermont County Line on S.R. 131.[citation needed]

Brownsville, today known as Laredo, was laid out in April 1834 by Bernard Conn on the “Newtonsville and Brownsville free turnpike”, now called State Route 131. At one time this village had a hotel, a general store, two blacksmith shops and a turning lath shop. A post office was established there in 1876. It was thought, at one time, that Brownsville would become a sizeable town with considerable population and many businesses.[6]

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,[7] 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.

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