Pleasant Township, Knox County, Ohio

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Pleasant Township, Ohio
Township
Location of Pleasant Township in Knox County.
Location of Pleasant Township in Knox County.
Coordinates: 40°21′11″N 82°26′9″W / 40.35306°N 82.43583°W / 40.35306; -82.43583Coordinates: 40°21′11″N 82°26′9″W / 40.35306°N 82.43583°W / 40.35306; -82.43583
Country United States
State Ohio
County Knox
Area
 • Total 18.2 sq mi (47.0 km2)
 • Land 18.2 sq mi (47.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,178 ft (359 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,362
 • Density 130.1/sq mi (50.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-63310[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086412[1]

Pleasant Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Knox County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,362 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the center of the county, it borders the following townships:

Part of the city of Mount Vernon, the county seat of Knox County, occupies parts of northwestern Pleasant Township.

Name and history[edit]

Pleasant Township was established in 1825. The name Pleasant refers to their scenic landscapes.[4]

It is one of fifteen Pleasant Townships statewide.[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,[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.

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