Salisbury Township, Meigs County, Ohio

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Salisbury Township, Ohio
Municipalities and townships of Meigs County
Municipalities and townships of Meigs County
Coordinates: 39°1′18″N 82°2′43″W / 39.02167°N 82.04528°W / 39.02167; -82.04528Coordinates: 39°1′18″N 82°2′43″W / 39.02167°N 82.04528°W / 39.02167; -82.04528
Country United States
State Ohio
County Meigs
 • Total 34.2 sq mi (88.5 km2)
 • Land 34.0 sq mi (88.0 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation[1] 784 ft (239 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 6,441
 • Density 189.6/sq mi (73.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-70114[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086617[1]

Salisbury Township is one of the twelve townships of Meigs County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 6,441 people in the township, 1,950 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


Located in the central part of the county along the Ohio River, it borders the following townships:

Mason County, West Virginia lies across the Ohio River to the south.

It is the farthest downstream of Meigs County's Ohio River townships.

Two villages are located along Salisbury Township's shoreline: Middleport, the largest village in the county, in the southwest, and Pomeroy, the county seat, in the southeast.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Salisbury Township statewide.[4]

Located off State Route 124 near Rock Springs, the Meigs County Fairgrounds is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]


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.


  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. ^ Meigs County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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