Bedford Township, Coshocton County, Ohio

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Bedford Township, Coshocton County, Ohio
Township
Fields southwest of West Bedford
Fields southwest of West Bedford
Location of Bedford Township in Coshocton County
Location of Bedford Township in Coshocton County
Coordinates: 40°15′37″N 82°2′7″W / 40.26028°N 82.03528°W / 40.26028; -82.03528Coordinates: 40°15′37″N 82°2′7″W / 40.26028°N 82.03528°W / 40.26028; -82.03528
Country United States
State Ohio
County Coshocton
Area
 • Total 26.7 sq mi (69.2 km2)
 • Land 26.7 sq mi (69.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 935 ft (285 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 564
 • Density 21/sq mi (8.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-04864[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085910[1]

Bedford Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Coshocton County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 564.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Bedford Township, although the unincorporated communities of Tunnel Hill and West Bedford lie in the township's central and western sections, respectively.

Name and history[edit]

Bedford Township was organized in 1825.[4] Many of its first settlers were natives of Bedford County, Pennsylvania, hence the name.[5]

Statewide, the only other Bedford Township is located in Meigs County.[6]

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,[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.

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. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Bedford township, Coshocton County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  4. ^ Hunt, William Ellis (1876). Historical Collections of Coshocton County, Ohio. R. Clarke & Company. p. 3. 
  5. ^ Graham, Albert Adams (1881). History of Coshocton County, Ohio: Its Past and Present, 1740-1881. A. A. Graham. p. 461. 
  6. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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