Newton Township, Pike County, Ohio

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Newton Township, Ohio
Township
Municipalities and townships of Pike County.
Municipalities and townships of Pike County.

Coordinates: 39°2′52″N 83°5′16″W / 39.04778°N 83.08778°W / 39.04778; -83.08778Coordinates: 39°2′52″N 83°5′16″W / 39.04778°N 83.08778°W / 39.04778; -83.08778{{#coordinates:39|2|52|N|83|5|16|W|type:city(2006)_region:US-OH |primary |name=

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Country United States
State Ohio
County Pike
Area
 • Total 30.8 sq mi (79.8 km2)
 • Land 30.6 sq mi (79.2 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation[1] 801 ft (244 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,006
 • Density 65.6/sq mi (25.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-55622[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086813[1]

Newton Township is one of the fourteen townships of Pike County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,006 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

Along with Seal Township, it is the only Pike County township completely surrounded by other Pike County townships. The other twelve all touch townships from neighboring counties.

No municipalities are located in Newton Township, although the unincorporated community of Jasper lies in the eastern part of the township.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of five Newton 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.

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. ^ Pike County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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