Rushcreek Township, Logan County, Ohio

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Rushcreek Township, Logan County, Ohio
Township
Rushcreek Township is hillier than Logan County's more westerly townships
Rushcreek Township is hillier than Logan County's more westerly townships
Location of Rushcreek Township in Ohio
Location of Rushcreek Township in Ohio
Municipalities and townships of Logan County
Municipalities and townships of Logan County
Coordinates: 40°27′42″N 83°40′11″W / 40.46167°N 83.66972°W / 40.46167; -83.66972Coordinates: 40°27′42″N 83°40′11″W / 40.46167°N 83.66972°W / 40.46167; -83.66972
Country United States
State Ohio
County Logan
Area
 • Total 49.2 sq mi (127.6 km2)
 • Land 49.2 sq mi (127.4 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,106 ft (337 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,191
 • Density 44.5/sq mi (17.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 937
FIPS code 39-69134[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086493[1]

Rushcreek Township is one of the seventeen townships of Logan County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,191 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

The village of Rushsylvania is located in central Rushcreek Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Rushcreek Township statewide, although there are Rush Townships in Champaign, Scioto, and Tuscarawas counties, and a Rush Creek Township in Fairfield County.

Rushcreek Township was formed in 1827 from Jefferson Township.[citation needed]

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, 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.

In the elections of November 2007, Rick Kennedy defeated Michael Stolly in the election for the position of township trustee,[4] while J. Andrew Johnson was elected without opposition to the position of township fiscal officer.[5]

Transportation[edit]

U.S. Route 68 is the most important highway in Rushcreek Township. Other significant highways include State Routes 47, 273, and 274.

References[edit]

  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. ^ Logan County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 12 May 2007.
  4. ^ Examiner Staff, The. "Township Trustees: Township trustee results", Bellefontaine Examiner, 2007-11-07, p. 2.
  5. ^ Examiner Staff, The. "Township Trustees: Township fiscal officer", Bellefontaine Examiner, 2007-11-07, p. 2.

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