Clark Township, Clinton County, Ohio

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Clark Township, Clinton County, Ohio
Martinsville Road Covered Bridge
Location of Clark Township in Clinton County
Location of Clark Township in Clinton County
Coordinates: 39°19′8″N 83°47′59″W / 39.31889°N 83.79972°W / 39.31889; -83.79972Coordinates: 39°19′8″N 83°47′59″W / 39.31889°N 83.79972°W / 39.31889; -83.79972
Country United States
State Ohio
County Clinton
 • Total 36.9 sq mi (95.6 km2)
 • Land 36.7 sq mi (95.1 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,073 ft (327 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,123
 • Density 58/sq mi (22.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-15238[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085878[1]

Clark Township is one of the thirteen townships of Clinton County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census reported 2,123 people living in the township,[3] up from 1,861 people in 2000.


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

The entire township lies in the Virginia Military District. Clinton County's "bootheel", the odd piece of land jutting into Highland County, added to bring Clinton County to the constitutionally mandated 400-square-mile (1,000 km2) area, is in the township.

The village of Martinsville is located in northern Clark Township.

Name and history[edit]

Statewide, other Clark Townships are located in Brown, Coshocton, and Holmes counties.


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,[4] 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. The trustees and clerk are chosen in non-partisan elections. Vacancies in the fiscal officership or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees.


  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): Clark township, Clinton County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 22, 2015. 
  4. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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