Salem Township, Jefferson County, Ohio

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Salem Township, Jefferson County, Ohio
Township
Salem Township is a hilly area of fields and woods
Salem Township is a hilly area of fields and woods
Municipalities and townships of Jefferson County
Municipalities and townships of Jefferson County
Coordinates: 40°25′26″N 80°49′36″W / 40.42389°N 80.82667°W / 40.42389; -80.82667Coordinates: 40°25′26″N 80°49′36″W / 40.42389°N 80.82667°W / 40.42389; -80.82667
Country United States
State Ohio
County Jefferson
Area
 • Total 36.6 sq mi (94.7 km2)
 • Land 36.5 sq mi (94.6 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,243 ft (379 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,162
 • Density 86.6/sq mi (33.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-69876[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086382[1]

Salem Township is one of the fourteen townships of Jefferson County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 3,162 people in the township, 2,691 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

The village of Richmond is located in northeastern Salem Township, and the unincorporated community of East Springfield lies in the northwestern part of the township.

Name and history[edit]

Salem Township was founded in 1807.[4]

It is one of fourteen Salem 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.

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. ^ 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. 516. 
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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