Jackson Township, Crawford County, Ohio

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Jackson Township, Crawford County, Ohio
Township
Location of Jackson Township (red) in Crawford County, next to the city of Crestline (yellow).
Location of Jackson Township (red) in Crawford County, next to the city of Crestline (yellow).
Coordinates: 40°47′13″N 82°44′25″W / 40.78694°N 82.74028°W / 40.78694; -82.74028Coordinates: 40°47′13″N 82°44′25″W / 40.78694°N 82.74028°W / 40.78694; -82.74028
Country United States
State Ohio
County Crawford
Area
 • Total 10.3 sq mi (26.7 km2)
 • Land 10.3 sq mi (26.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,152 ft (351 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 5,487
 • Density 533.0/sq mi (205.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-37744[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085939[1]

Jackson Township is one of the sixteen townships of Crawford County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 5,487 people in the township, 402 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

Most of the village of Crestline is located in central Jackson Township.

Name and history[edit]

Jackson Township was created in 1835. It was named for Andrew Jackson.[4]

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. ^ Crawford County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ History of Crawford County and Ohio. Baskin & Battey. 1881. p. 489. 
  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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