Jackson Township, Knox County, Ohio

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Jackson Township, Knox County, Ohio
Township
Location of Jackson Township in Knox County.
Location of Jackson Township in Knox County.
Coordinates: 40°16′45″N 82°13′59″W / 40.27917°N 82.23306°W / 40.27917; -82.23306Coordinates: 40°16′45″N 82°13′59″W / 40.27917°N 82.23306°W / 40.27917; -82.23306
Country United States
State Ohio
County Knox
Area
 • Total 23.6 sq mi (61.2 km2)
 • Land 23.6 sq mi (61.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,115 ft (340 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 878
 • Density 37.1/sq mi (14.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-37870[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086401[1]

Jackson Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Knox County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 878 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Jackson Township, although the unincorporated community of Bladensburg lies on the western border with Clay Township.

Name and history[edit]

Founded in 1815, it was named for Andrew Jackson,[4] and 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.

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