Pike Township, Knox County, Ohio

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Pike Township, Knox County, Ohio
Township
Location of Pike Township in Knox County.
Location of Pike Township in Knox County.
Coordinates: 40°30′41″N 82°24′30″W / 40.51139°N 82.40833°W / 40.51139; -82.40833Coordinates: 40°30′41″N 82°24′30″W / 40.51139°N 82.40833°W / 40.51139; -82.40833
Country United States
State Ohio
County Knox
Area
 • Total 30.5 sq mi (78.9 km2)
 • Land 30.4 sq mi (78.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,138 ft (347 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,298
 • Density 42.7/sq mi (16.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-62652[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086411[1]

Pike Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Knox County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,298 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Pike Township.

Name and history[edit]

Pike Township was established in 1819.[4] It is named for General Zebulon Pike.[5]

It is one of eight Pike Townships statewide.[6]

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,[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.

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