Carthage Township, Athens County, Ohio

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Carthage Township, Athens County, Ohio
Township
U.S. Route 50/State Route 32 just south of Guysville
U.S. Route 50/State Route 32 just south of Guysville
Location of Carthage Township in Athens County
Location of Carthage Township in Athens County
Coordinates: 39°14′16″N 81°53′39″W / 39.23778°N 81.89417°W / 39.23778; -81.89417Coordinates: 39°14′16″N 81°53′39″W / 39.23778°N 81.89417°W / 39.23778; -81.89417
Country United States
State Ohio
County Athens
Area
 • Total 38.6 sq mi (100.0 km2)
 • Land 38.5 sq mi (99.8 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 860 ft (262 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,532
 • Density 40/sq mi (15.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-12336[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085753[1]

Carthage Township is one of the fourteen townships of Athens County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 1,532 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Carthage Township, although the unincorporated community of Lottridge lies in the township's center.

Name and history[edit]

Carthage Township was organized in 1819.[4]

It is the only Carthage Township statewide.

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,[5] 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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