Olive Township, Meigs County, Ohio

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Olive Township, Ohio
Municipalities and townships of Meigs County
Municipalities and townships of Meigs County
Coordinates: 39°7′14″N 81°48′11″W / 39.12056°N 81.80306°W / 39.12056; -81.80306Coordinates: 39°7′14″N 81°48′11″W / 39.12056°N 81.80306°W / 39.12056; -81.80306
Country United States
State Ohio
County Meigs
 • Total 39.6 sq mi (102.5 km2)
 • Land 38.9 sq mi (100.7 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
Elevation[1] 833 ft (254 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,874
 • Density 48.2/sq mi (18.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-58282[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086613[1]

Olive Township is one of the twelve townships of Meigs County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,874 people in the township.[3]


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

West Virginia lies across the Ohio River to the east: Wood County to the northeast, and Jackson County to the southeast.

It is the farthest upstream of Meigs County's Ohio River townships.

No municipalities are located in Olive Township, but three unincorporated communities lie there:

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Statewide, the only other Olive Township is located in Noble County.


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,[4] 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.


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