Waterford Township, Washington County, Ohio

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Waterford Township, Ohio
Township
Municipalities and townships of Washington County.
Municipalities and townships of Washington County.
Coordinates: 39°33′5″N 81°38′58″W / 39.55139°N 81.64944°W / 39.55139; -81.64944Coordinates: 39°33′5″N 81°38′58″W / 39.55139°N 81.64944°W / 39.55139; -81.64944
Country United States
State Ohio
County Washington
Area
 • Total 38.8 sq mi (100.5 km2)
 • Land 37.6 sq mi (97.4 km2)
 • Water 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 807 ft (246 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,708
 • Density 98.6/sq mi (38.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 45786
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-81774[2]
GNIS feature ID 1087145[1]

Waterford Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Washington County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 3,708 people in the township, 2,426 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

The village of Beverly is located in central Beverly Township, and the unincorporated communities of Coal Run and Waterford lie in the township's northeast and south.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Waterford Township statewide.[4]

Waterford was named after the Waterman and Ford families who were founding fathers to the area. These men, after receiving land grants from their duties during the Revolutionary War, moved their families into this territory. Generations later both families still live in the area today.[citation needed]

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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