Mount Pleasant Township, Jefferson County, Ohio

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Mount Pleasant Township, Ohio
Municipalities and townships of Jefferson County
Municipalities and townships of Jefferson County
Coordinates: 40°11′16″N 80°47′32″W / 40.18778°N 80.79222°W / 40.18778; -80.79222Coordinates: 40°11′16″N 80°47′32″W / 40.18778°N 80.79222°W / 40.18778; -80.79222
Country United States
State Ohio
County Jefferson
 • Total 19.1 sq mi (49.5 km2)
 • Land 19.1 sq mi (49.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 948 ft (289 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,588
 • Density 135.5/sq mi (52.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43939
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-52990[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086380[1]

Mount Pleasant Township is one of the fourteen townships of Jefferson County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,588 people in the township, 1,503 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


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

Two villages are located in Mount Pleasant Township: Mount Pleasant in the center, and part of Dillonvale in the northeast.

Name and history[edit]

Mount Pleasant Township was founded in 1807. It was named from the village of Mount Pleasant contained within its borders.[4]

It is the only Mount Pleasant 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. ^ 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. 485. 
  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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