Pleasant Township, Fairfield County, Ohio

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Pleasant Township, Ohio
Township
Municipalities and townships of Fairfield County.
Municipalities and townships of Fairfield County.
Coordinates: 39°45′36″N 82°32′35″W / 39.76000°N 82.54306°W / 39.76000; -82.54306Coordinates: 39°45′36″N 82°32′35″W / 39.76000°N 82.54306°W / 39.76000; -82.54306
Country United States
State Ohio
County Fairfield
Area
 • Total 34.8 sq mi (90.2 km2)
 • Land 34.8 sq mi (90.1 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,020 ft (311 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 5,549
 • Density 159.6/sq mi (61.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-63240[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086081[1]

Pleasant Township is one of the thirteen townships of Fairfield County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 5,549 people in the township, 5,039 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

Parts of two municipalities are located in Pleasant Township: the city of Lancaster, the county seat of Fairfield County, in the southwest; and the village of Pleasantville in the north.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of fifteen Pleasant Townships statewide.[4]

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,[5] 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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