Athens Township, Athens County, Ohio
|Athens Township, Athens County, Ohio|
Adena Indian mounds at The Plains
Location of Athens Township in Athens County
|• Total||37.1 sq mi (96.0 km2)|
|• Land||36.6 sq mi (94.7 km2)|
|• Water||0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)|
|Elevation||636 ft (194 m)|
|• Density||833/sq mi (321.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1085750|
Located in the western part of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Dover Township - north
- Ames Township - northeast corner
- Canaan Township - east
- Lodi Township - southeast corner
- Alexander Township - south
- Lee Township - southwest corner
- Waterloo Township - west
- York Township - northwest corner
Name and history
Athens Township was organized in 1805.
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, 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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