Ross Township, Jefferson County, Ohio
|Ross Township, Ohio|
Municipalities and townships of Jefferson County
|• Total||30.9 sq mi (80.1 km2)|
|• Land||30.9 sq mi (80.0 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||1,043 ft (318 m)|
|• Density||21.2/sq mi (8.2/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086381|
Located in the northwestern part of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Brush Creek Township - north
- Saline Township - northeast
- Knox Township - east
- Island Creek Township - southeast corner
- Salem Township - south
- Springfield Township - west
No municipalities are located in Ross Township.
Name and history
Ross Township was founded in 1812. It was named for one James Ross.
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.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Jefferson County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
- Doyle, Joseph Beatty (1910). 20th Century History of Steubenville and Jefferson County, Ohio and Representative Citizens. Richmond-Arnold Publishing Company. p. 530.
- §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.