Perry Township, Gallia County, Ohio

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Perry Township, Gallia County, Ohio
Township
Davis Mill, a township landmark
Davis Mill, a township landmark
Municipalities and townships of Gallia County
Municipalities and townships of Gallia County
Coordinates: 38°48′44″N 82°23′6″W / 38.81222°N 82.38500°W / 38.81222; -82.38500Coordinates: 38°48′44″N 82°23′6″W / 38.81222°N 82.38500°W / 38.81222; -82.38500
Country United States
State Ohio
County Gallia
Area
 • Total 38.4 sq mi (99.4 km2)
 • Land 38.4 sq mi (99.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 617 ft (188 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,276
 • Density 33.3/sq mi (12.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-61854[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086143[1]

Perry Township is one of the fifteen townships of Gallia County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,276 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Perry Township, although the unincorporated community of Patriot is located in the township's southeast.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of twenty-six Perry Townships statewide.[4]

Perry Township was established in 1816. In 1833, Perry Township contained three gristmills and three saw mills.[5]

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,[6] 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. ^ Gallia 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. 366. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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