Steubenville Township, Jefferson County, Ohio

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Steubenville Township, Ohio
Township
Municipalities and townships of Jefferson County
Municipalities and townships of Jefferson County
Coordinates: 40°19′16″N 80°37′4″W / 40.32111°N 80.61778°W / 40.32111; -80.61778Coordinates: 40°19′16″N 80°37′4″W / 40.32111°N 80.61778°W / 40.32111; -80.61778
Country United States
State Ohio
County Jefferson
Area
 • Total 7.8 sq mi (20.2 km2)
 • Land 7.8 sq mi (20.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 886 ft (270 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 4,695
 • Density 602.7/sq mi (232.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 43952-43953
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-74615[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086387[1]

Steubenville Township is one of the fourteen townships of Jefferson County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 4,695 people in the township, 1,064 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the eastern part of the county along the Ohio River, it borders the following townships and city:

Brooke County, West Virginia lies across the Ohio River to the east.

Most of the northern part of the township is occupied by the city of Steubenville, the county seat of Jefferson County. Of the remainder, the village of Mingo Junction is located in the northeastern part of the township.

Name and history[edit]

Steubenville Township was founded in 1803.[4]

It is the only Steubenville Township 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. 442. 
  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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