Perry Township, Logan County, Ohio

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Perry Township, Logan County, Ohio
Township
The Transportation Research Center, a facility owned by Honda and the US government, occupies a large part of Perry Township
The Transportation Research Center, a facility owned by Honda and the US government, occupies a large part of Perry Township
Location of Perry Township in Ohio
Location of Perry Township in Ohio
Municipalities and townships of Logan County
Municipalities and townships of Logan County
Coordinates: 40°21′2″N 83°34′15″W / 40.35056°N 83.57083°W / 40.35056; -83.57083Coordinates: 40°21′2″N 83°34′15″W / 40.35056°N 83.57083°W / 40.35056; -83.57083
Country United States
State Ohio
County Logan
Area
 • Total 26.9 sq mi (69.5 km2)
 • Land 26.8 sq mi (69.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,093 ft (333 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,022
 • Density 38.1/sq mi (14.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 937
FIPS code 39-61938[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086490[1]

Perry Township is one of the seventeen townships of Logan County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,022 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

Part of the village of West Mansfield is located in northeastern Perry Township, and the unincorporated community of East Liberty lies in ths township's south.

Name and history[edit]

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

Perry Township was formed in 1830.[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, 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.

In the elections of November 2007, Gary Baker defeated Brian Tacey in the election for the position of township trustee,[6] while Cindy Stalling was elected without opposition to the position of township fiscal officer.[7]

Transportation[edit]

Important highways in Perry Township include U.S. Route 33 and State Routes 292, 347, and 540.

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. ^ Logan County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 12 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. ^ Examiner Staff, The. "Township Trustees: Township trustee results", Bellefontaine Examiner, 2007-11-07, p. 2.
  7. ^ Examiner Staff, The. "Township Trustees: Township fiscal officer", Bellefontaine Examiner, 2007-11-07, p. 2.

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