Pee Pee Township, Pike County, Ohio

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Pee Pee Township, Pike County, Ohio
Township
Flag of Pee Pee Township, Pike County, Ohio
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Municipalities and townships of Pike County.
Municipalities and townships of Pike County.
Coordinates: 39°7′23″N 83°0′3″W / 39.12306°N 83.00083°W / 39.12306; -83.00083Coordinates: 39°7′23″N 83°0′3″W / 39.12306°N 83.00083°W / 39.12306; -83.00083
Country United States
State Ohio
County Pike
Area
 • 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[1] 702 ft (214 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 7,776
 • Density 245.2/sq mi (94.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-61434[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086815[1]

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.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

The village of Waverly, the county seat of Pike County, is located in eastern Pee Pee Township.

The 429-acre (1.74 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.

History[edit]

Pee Pee Township took its name from Pee Pee Creek; which was so named when an early settler inscribed his initials P. P. on a tree along its banks.[4] The township was organized in 1798 as the first township in Pike County.[5] It is the only Pee Pee Township statewide.[6]

Government[edit]

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,[7] 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. ^ Zimmermann, Carol; Zimmermann, George (24 November 2009). Ohio Off the Beaten Path, 12th: A Guide to Unique Places. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 112. ISBN 978-0-7627-6167-8. 
  5. ^ Smith, Allen (2011). Watching Grandma Circle the Drain. AuthorHouse. p. 95. 
  6. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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