Keene Township, Coshocton County, Ohio

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Keene Township, Ohio
Township
Municipalities and townships of Coshocton County.
Municipalities and townships of Coshocton County.
Coordinates: 40°19′27″N 81°51′24″W / 40.32417°N 81.85667°W / 40.32417; -81.85667Coordinates: 40°19′27″N 81°51′24″W / 40.32417°N 81.85667°W / 40.32417; -81.85667
Country United States
State Ohio
County Coshocton
Area
 • Total 24.0 sq mi (62.1 km2)
 • Land 23.9 sq mi (62.0 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 935 ft (285 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,689
 • Density 70.6/sq mi (27.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43828
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-39634[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085918[1]

Keene Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Coshocton County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,689 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Keene Township, although the unincorporated community of Keene lies at the center of the township.

Name and history[edit]

Keene Township was organized in 1824.[4][5] It was named after Keene, New Hampshire.[6]

It is the only Keene Township statewide.[7]

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,[8] 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. ^ Coshocton County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Graham, Albert Adams (1881). History of Coshocton County, Ohio: Its Past and Present, 1740-1881. A. A. Graham. p. 523. 
  5. ^ Hunt, William Ellis (1876). Historical Collections of Coshocton County, Ohio. R. Clarke & Company. p. 3. 
  6. ^ Graham, Albert Adams (1881). History of Coshocton County, Ohio: Its Past and Present, 1740-1881. A. A. Graham. p. 528. 
  7. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  8. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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