Cheshire Township, Gallia County, Ohio

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Cheshire Township, Gallia County, Ohio
Township
Location of Cheshire Township in Gallia County
Location of Cheshire Township in Gallia County
Coordinates: 38°57′50″N 82°8′30″W / 38.96389°N 82.14167°W / 38.96389; -82.14167Coordinates: 38°57′50″N 82°8′30″W / 38.96389°N 82.14167°W / 38.96389; -82.14167
Country United States
State Ohio
County Gallia
Area
 • Total 30.8 sq mi (79.9 km2)
 • Land 30.4 sq mi (78.7 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 823 ft (251 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,259
 • Density 41.4/sq mi (16.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 45620
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-13946[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086133[1]

Cheshire Township is one of the fifteen townships of Gallia County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,259 people in the township, 1,038 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the northeastern corner of the county along the Ohio River, it borders the following townships:

Mason County, West Virginia lies across the Ohio River to the southeast.

The farthest upstream Ohio River township in the county, it includes Gallia County's farthest east point.

The small village of Cheshire was located in southeastern Cheshire Township. It was bought out and depopulated by a settlement with American Electric Power Company after longstanding problems with air pollution.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Cheshire Township statewide.[4]

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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