Pee Pee Township, Pike County, Ohio
|Pee Pee Township, Pike County, Ohio|
|• Total||32.4 sq mi (83.9 km2)|
|• Land||31.7 sq mi (82.1 km2)|
|• Water||0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)|
|Elevation||702 ft (214 m)|
|• Density||245.2/sq mi (94.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086815|
Pee Pee Township is one of the fourteen townships of Pike County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 7,776 people in the township, including 4,433 people in the village of Waverly, and 3,343 in the unincorporated portions of the township.
Located in the northern part of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Franklin Township, Ross County - northeast
- Jackson Township - east
- Newton Township - southeast
- Pebble Township - southwest
- Seal Township - west
- Huntington Township, Ross County - northwest
The village of Waverly, the county seat of Pike County, is located in eastern Pee Pee Township.
The 429-acre (1.736 km2) Lake White State Park is also located in this township.
Pee Pee Township is 32.4 square miles (84 km2) in size, including 0.69 square miles (1.8 km2) of water and 3.92 square miles (10.2 km2) within the village limits of Waverly.
Name and history
It is the only Pee Pee Township statewide. Its name is said to derive from Pee Pee Creek, which in turn is said to come from the initials of an Irish settler. The township was organized in 1798 as the first township in Pike County.
The township is governed by a three-member board of aldermen, 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, 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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