Oxford Township, Coshocton County, Ohio

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Oxford Township, Ohio
Township
Municipalities and townships of Coshocton County.
Municipalities and townships of Coshocton County.
Coordinates: 40°15′52″N 81°40′4″W / 40.26444°N 81.66778°W / 40.26444; -81.66778Coordinates: 40°15′52″N 81°40′4″W / 40.26444°N 81.66778°W / 40.26444; -81.66778
Country United States
State Ohio
County Coshocton
Area
 • Total 25.8 sq mi (66.9 km2)
 • Land 25.3 sq mi (65.4 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
Elevation[1] 801 ft (244 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,560
 • Density 61.7/sq mi (23.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-59248[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085924[1]

Oxford Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Coshocton County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,560 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Oxford Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of six Oxford Townships statewide.[4]

Oxford Township was organized in 1811.[5][6] The Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and St. Louis Railway had a depot in Oxford Township at Oxford near the center of the township.[7]

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,[8] 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. ^ Coshocton 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. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 357. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  6. ^ Hunt, William Ellis (1876). Historical Collections of Coshocton County, Ohio. R. Clarke & Company. p. 3. 
  7. ^ Graham, Albert Adams (1881). History of Coshocton County, Ohio: Its Past and Present, 1740-1881. A. A. Graham. p. 578. 
  8. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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