Perry Township, Lawrence County, Ohio
|Perry Township, Ohio|
Municipalities and townships of Lawrence County
|• Total||25.7 sq mi (66.5 km2)|
|• Land||25.6 sq mi (66.4 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||787 ft (240 m)|
|• Density||265.8/sq mi (102.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086445|
Perry Township is one of the fourteen townships of Lawrence County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 6,813 people in the township, 5,476 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.
Located in the southern part of the county along the Ohio River, it borders the following townships:
It is located in the middle of Lawrence County's Ohio River townships.
The farthest southern point of Perry Township is occupied by part of South Point, the second-largest municipality in Lawrence County, and a tiny part of Coal Grove extends into western Perry Township. As well, the unincorporated community of Rock Camp is located in northwestern Perry Township.
Name and history
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, 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.
The educational services of Perry Township are provided by Dawson-Bryant Local School District (K-12), South Point Local School District(K-12), along with the Rock Hill School District(K-12).
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- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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- "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
- §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.