Jackson Township, Hancock County, Ohio

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Jackson Township, Ohio
Location of Jackson Township in Hancock County.
Location of Jackson Township in Hancock County.
Coordinates: 40°57′36″N 83°35′58″W / 40.96000°N 83.59944°W / 40.96000; -83.59944Coordinates: 40°57′36″N 83°35′58″W / 40.96000°N 83.59944°W / 40.96000; -83.59944
Country United States
State Ohio
County Hancock
 • Total 29.7 sq mi (76.9 km2)
 • Land 29.6 sq mi (76.7 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 820 ft (250 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,060
 • Density 35.8/sq mi (13.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-37800[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086246[1]
Jackson Township includes wide areas of farmland.

Jackson Township is one of the seventeen townships of Hancock County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,060 people in the township.[3]


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

No municipalities are located in Jackson Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of thirty-seven Jackson Townships statewide.[4]

Jackson Township was organized in 1829 and named for Andrew Jackson, who had been elected President of the United States the previous year.[5]


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.


  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. ^ Hancock County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ History of Hancock County, Ohio. Warner, Beers. 1886. p. 417. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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