Pleasant Township, Franklin County, Ohio

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Pleasant Township, Ohio
Location of Pleasant Township in Franklin County.
Location of Pleasant Township in Franklin County.
Coordinates: 39°50′46″N 83°10′48″W / 39.84611°N 83.18000°W / 39.84611; -83.18000Coordinates: 39°50′46″N 83°10′48″W / 39.84611°N 83.18000°W / 39.84611; -83.18000
Country United States
State Ohio
County Franklin
 • Total 43.7 sq mi (113.1 km2)
 • Land 43.4 sq mi (112.5 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation[1] 909 ft (277 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 7,030
 • Density 161.8/sq mi (62.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-63254[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086112[1]

Pleasant Township is one of the seventeen townships of Franklin County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 7,030 people in the township, 6,704 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


Located in the southwestern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:

Parts of two municipalities are located in Pleasant Township: the city of Columbus, the county seat of Franklin County, in the northeast; and the village of Harrisburg, in the south. The unincorporated communities of Darbydale and Georgesville lie in the township's south and west, respectively.

Name and history[edit]

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

In 1833, a gristmill and a saw mill operated on Little Darby Creek in the northern part of Pleasant Township.[5]


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.


  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. ^ Franklin 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. 375. 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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