Benton Township, Hocking County, Ohio
|Benton Township, Hocking County, Ohio|
The popular Ash Cave, part of Hocking Hills State Park
Location of Benton Township in Hocking County
|• Total||37.8 sq mi (97.9 km2)|
|• Land||37.8 sq mi (97.9 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||928 ft (283 m)|
|• Density||21.5/sq mi (8.3/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086316|
Located in the southwestern part of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Laurel Township - north
- Washington Township - northeast
- Swan Township, Vinton County - south
- Jackson Township, Vinton County - southeast
- Salt Creek Township - west
- Perry Township - northwest corner
Name and history
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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- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Hocking County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
- "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
- §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.