Wilkesville Township, Vinton County, Ohio

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Wilkesville Township, Ohio
Municipalities and townships of Vinton County
Municipalities and townships of Vinton County
Coordinates: 39°5′0″N 82°22′0″W / 39.08333°N 82.36667°W / 39.08333; -82.36667Coordinates: 39°5′0″N 82°22′0″W / 39.08333°N 82.36667°W / 39.08333; -82.36667
Country United States
State Ohio
County Vinton
 • Total 36.7 sq mi (94.9 km2)
 • Land 36.7 sq mi (94.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 761 ft (232 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 888
 • Density 24.2/sq mi (9.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 45695
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-85204[2]
GNIS feature ID 1087110[1]

Wilkesville Township is one of the twelve townships of Vinton County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 888 people in the township, 737 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


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

The farthest south township in Vinton County, it is the only county township to border Gallia County.

Wilkesville, the smallest village in Vinton County, is located in eastern Wilkesville Township.

Name and history[edit]

Wilkesville Township was organized in 1815, when its territory was part of Gallia County.[4]

It is the only Wilkesville Township statewide.[5]


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.


  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. ^ Vinton County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 16 May 2007.
  4. ^ History of Hocking Valley, Ohio. Inter-State Publishing Co. 1883. p. 1345. 
  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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