Bloom Township, Scioto County, Ohio

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Bloom Township, Scioto County, Ohio
Road scene in Scioto Furnace
Road scene in Scioto Furnace
Location of Bloom Township in Scioto County
Location of Bloom Township in Scioto County
Coordinates: 38°48′40″N 82°43′17″W / 38.81111°N 82.72139°W / 38.81111; -82.72139Coordinates: 38°48′40″N 82°43′17″W / 38.81111°N 82.72139°W / 38.81111; -82.72139
Country United States
State Ohio
County Scioto
 • Total 48.7 sq mi (126.2 km2)
 • Land 48.7 sq mi (126.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 810 ft (247 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,235
 • Density 66/sq mi (26/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-06992[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086922[1]

Bloom Township is one of the sixteen townships of Scioto County, Ohio, United States. The population at the 2010 census was 3,235, out of which 2,369 people resided in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


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

The village of South Webster is located in the center of the township, and the unincorporated community of Scioto Furnace lies in the township's west.

Name and history[edit]

Statewide, other Bloom Townships are located in Fairfield, Morgan, Seneca, and Wood counties.

Bloom Township was organized on August 25, 1812.[4] The township was named for a bloomery within its borders.[5] By the 1830s, other industries included three stores, one tavern and two tan yards.[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.

Notable people[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. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Bloom township, Scioto County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Portsmouth Area Resource Guide, 2007-2008". The Community Common. 2007-07-29. p. 6. 
  5. ^ Bannon, Henry Towne (1927). Stories Old and Often Told, Being Chronicles of Scioto County, Ohio. Baltimore: Waverly Press. p. 273. 
  6. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 99. 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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