Laurel Township, Hocking County, Ohio

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Laurel Township, Ohio
Municipalities and townships of Hocking County.
Municipalities and townships of Hocking County.
Coordinates: 39°30′44″N 82°35′9″W / 39.51222°N 82.58583°W / 39.51222; -82.58583Coordinates: 39°30′44″N 82°35′9″W / 39.51222°N 82.58583°W / 39.51222; -82.58583
Country United States
State Ohio
County Hocking
 • Total 38.4 sq mi (99.4 km2)
 • Land 38.4 sq mi (99.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,119 ft (341 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,190
 • Density 31.0/sq mi (12.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-42056[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086320[1]

Laurel Township is one of the eleven townships of Hocking County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,190 people in the township.[3]


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

No municipalities are located in Laurel Township.

Name and history[edit]

Laurel Township was named from the mountain-laurel native to the area.[4]

It is the only Laurel Township 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. ^ Hocking County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Maniskas, Judith S. (2011). Logan and Hocking County. Arcadia Publishing. p. 25. 
  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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