Jefferson Township, Richland County, Ohio

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Jefferson Township, Ohio
Township
Location of Jefferson Township in Richland County.
Location of Jefferson Township in Richland County.
Coordinates: 40°36′26″N 82°30′29″W / 40.60722°N 82.50806°W / 40.60722; -82.50806Coordinates: 40°36′26″N 82°30′29″W / 40.60722°N 82.50806°W / 40.60722; -82.50806
Country United States
State Ohio
County Richland
Area
 • Total 36.5 sq mi (94.5 km2)
 • Land 36.5 sq mi (94.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,243 ft (379 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 4,531
 • Density 124.1/sq mi (47.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-38794[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086877[1]

Jefferson Township is one of the eighteen townships of Richland County, Ohio, United States. It is a part of the Mansfield Metropolitan Statistical Area. The 2000 census found 4,531 people in the township, 2,773 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

Part of the village of Bellville is located in northern Jefferson Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of twenty-four Jefferson Townships statewide.[4]

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,[5] 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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