Knox Township, Jefferson County, Ohio

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Knox Township, Ohio
Municipalities and townships of Jefferson County
Municipalities and townships of Jefferson County
Coordinates: 40°28′51″N 80°38′15″W / 40.48083°N 80.63750°W / 40.48083; -80.63750Coordinates: 40°28′51″N 80°38′15″W / 40.48083°N 80.63750°W / 40.48083; -80.63750
Country United States
State Ohio
County Jefferson
 • Total 29.7 sq mi (76.8 km2)
 • Land 29.4 sq mi (76.0 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation[1] 955 ft (291 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 5,011
 • Density 170.7/sq mi (65.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-40866[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086379[1]
Along State Route 7 in southern Knox Township

Knox Township is one of the fourteen townships of Jefferson County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 5,011 people in the township, 2,179 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


Located in the northeastern part of the county along the Ohio River, it borders the following townships:

Hancock County, West Virginia lies across the Ohio River to the east.

Three incorporated municipalities are located along the Ohio River in eastern Knox Township:

  • Part of the village of Stratton, upstream
  • The village of Empire, in the middle
  • Part of the city of Toronto, downstream

As well, the unincorporated community of New Somerset lies in the northern part of the township.

Name and history[edit]

Knox Township is named for Henry Knox, first U.S. Secretary of War.[4]

It is one of five Knox Townships statewide.[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. ^ Jefferson County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Doyle, Joseph Beatty (1910). 20th Century History of Steubenville and Jefferson County, Ohio and Representative Citizens. Richmond-Arnold Publishing Company. p. 454. 
  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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