Starr Township, Hocking County, Ohio

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Starr Township, Ohio
Township
Municipalities and townships of Hocking County.
Municipalities and townships of Hocking County.
Coordinates: 39°26′33″N 82°19′49″W / 39.44250°N 82.33028°W / 39.44250; -82.33028Coordinates: 39°26′33″N 82°19′49″W / 39.44250°N 82.33028°W / 39.44250; -82.33028
Country United States
State Ohio
County Hocking
Area
 • Total 37.0 sq mi (95.8 km2)
 • Land 37.0 sq mi (95.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation [1] 978 ft (298 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,477
 • Density 39.9/sq mi (15.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-74405[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086324[1]

Starr Township is one of the eleven townships of Hocking County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,477 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the southeastern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:

No municipalities are located in Starr Township, although the unincorporated community of Union Furnace lies in the central part of the township.

Name and history[edit]

Starr Township was named for Joseph Starr, a pioneer settler who was instrumental in that township's organization.[4][5]

It is the only Starr Township statewide.[6]

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,[7] 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. ^ Hocking County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ History of Hocking Valley, Ohio. Inter-State Publishing Co. 1883. p. 1036. 
  5. ^ History of Hocking Valley, Ohio. Inter-State Publishing Co. 1883. p. 28. 
  6. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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