Ward Township, Hocking County, Ohio

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Ward Township, Ohio
Municipalities and townships of Hocking County.
Municipalities and townships of Hocking County.
Coordinates: 39°30′45″N 82°12′16″W / 39.51250°N 82.20444°W / 39.51250; -82.20444Coordinates: 39°30′45″N 82°12′16″W / 39.51250°N 82.20444°W / 39.51250; -82.20444
Country United States
State Ohio
County Hocking
 • Total 38.0 sq mi (98.3 km2)
 • Land 37.9 sq mi (98.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 850 ft (259 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,937
 • Density 51.1/sq mi (19.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-80780[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086325[1]

Ward Township is one of the eleven townships of Hocking County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,937 people in the township, 1,474 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


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

It is the most easterly township in Hocking County.

Murray City, the smallest municipality in Hocking County, is located in Ward Township, as is the unincorporated community of Carbon Hill.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Ward Township statewide.[4]


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.

Public services[edit]

The residents of Ward Township are served by the Nelsonville-York City School District and Nelsonville-York High School.


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