Adams Township, Muskingum County, Ohio

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Adams Township, Muskingum County, Ohio
Location of Adams Township in Muskingum County
Location of Adams Township in Muskingum County
Coordinates: 40°7′57″N 81°51′16″W / 40.13250°N 81.85444°W / 40.13250; -81.85444Coordinates: 40°7′57″N 81°51′16″W / 40.13250°N 81.85444°W / 40.13250; -81.85444
Country United States
State Ohio
County Muskingum
 • Total 25.4 sq mi (65.7 km2)
 • Land 25.1 sq mi (64.9 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,004 ft (306 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 516
 • Density 20.6/sq mi (8.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-00310[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086713[1]

Adams Township is one of the twenty-five townships of Muskingum County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 516 people in the township.[3]


Located on the northern edge of the county, it borders the following townships:

No municipalities are located in Adams Township.

Name and history[edit]

Adams Township was named for John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States.[4] It is one of ten Adams Townships statewide.[5]

By the 1830s, Adams Township had two mills and a church.[6]


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,[7] 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. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Muskingum County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Everhart, F.J. (1882). 1794. History of Muskingum County, Ohio, with illustrations and biographical sketches of prominent men and pioneers. F.J. Everhart & Co. p. 378. 
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). The Ohio Gazetteer, Or a Topographical Dictionary. Scott and Wright. p. 68. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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