Washington Township, Jackson County, Ohio

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Washington Township, Jackson County, Ohio
Township
Map of Jackson County with municipalities and townships
Map of Jackson County with municipalities and townships
Coordinates: 39°9′58″N 82°35′51″W / 39.16611°N 82.59750°W / 39.16611; -82.59750Coordinates: 39°9′58″N 82°35′51″W / 39.16611°N 82.59750°W / 39.16611; -82.59750
Country United States
State Ohio
County Jackson
Area
 • Total 22.4 sq mi (57.9 km2)
 • Land 22.4 sq mi (57.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 876 ft (267 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 743
 • Density 33.2/sq mi (12.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-81382[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086374[1]

Washington Township is one of the twelve townships of Jackson County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2000 census, 743 people lived in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

A small part of the city of Wellston lies in far southeastern Washington Township, and the unincorporated community of Byer is located in the township's northwest.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of forty-three Washington 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.

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. ^ Jackson County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 13 May 2007.
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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