Ross Township, Jefferson County, Ohio

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Ross Township, Ohio
Municipalities and townships of Jefferson County
Municipalities and townships of Jefferson County
Coordinates: 40°29′56″N 80°47′42″W / 40.49889°N 80.79500°W / 40.49889; -80.79500Coordinates: 40°29′56″N 80°47′42″W / 40.49889°N 80.79500°W / 40.49889; -80.79500
Country United States
State Ohio
County Jefferson
 • 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] 1,043 ft (318 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 655
 • Density 21.2/sq mi (8.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-68644[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086381[1]

Ross Township is one of the fourteen townships of Jefferson County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 655 people in the township.[3]


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

No municipalities are located in Ross Township.

Name and history[edit]

Ross Township was founded in 1812. It was named for one James Ross.[4]

Statewide, other Ross Townships are located in Butler and Greene counties.


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.


  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. ^ Jefferson County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Doyle, Joseph Beatty (1910). 20th Century History of Steubenville and Jefferson County, Ohio and Representative Citizens. Richmond-Arnold Publishing Company. p. 530. 
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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