Springfield Township, Gallia County, Ohio

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Springfield Township, Ohio
Township
Municipalities and townships of Gallia County
Municipalities and townships of Gallia County
Coordinates: 38°53′52″N 82°16′43″W / 38.89778°N 82.27861°W / 38.89778; -82.27861Coordinates: 38°53′52″N 82°16′43″W / 38.89778°N 82.27861°W / 38.89778; -82.27861
Country United States
State Ohio
County Gallia
Area
 • Total 36.8 sq mi (95.4 km2)
 • Land 36.8 sq mi (95.2 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation [1] 692 ft (211 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,181
 • Density 86.5/sq mi (33.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-74120[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086145[1]

Springfield Township is one of the fifteen townships of Gallia County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 3,181 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

Springfield Township is one of only two county townships without a border on another county.

No municipalities are located in Springfield Township, although the unincorporated communities of Bidwell and Kerr are located near the center of the township.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of eleven Springfield 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,[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.

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