Salem Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio

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Salem Township, Ohio
Township
Municipalities and townships of Tuscarawas County.
Municipalities and townships of Tuscarawas County.
Coordinates: 40°19′45″N 81°33′9″W / 40.32917°N 81.55250°W / 40.32917; -81.55250Coordinates: 40°19′45″N 81°33′9″W / 40.32917°N 81.55250°W / 40.32917; -81.55250
Country United States
State Ohio
County Tuscarawas
Area
 • Total 34.1 sq mi (88.4 km2)
 • Land 33.8 sq mi (87.7 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation [1] 1,030 ft (314 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,673
 • Density 49.4/sq mi (19.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-69974[2]
GNIS feature ID 1087064[1]

Salem Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Tuscarawas County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,673 people in the township, 1,121 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

The village of Port Washington is located in eastern Salem Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of fourteen Salem Townships statewide.[4]

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. The current trustees are Donald Meek, Ray Stocker, and Robert Thornton, and the fiscal officer is Patty Arth.[5]

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