Clark Township, Coshocton County, Ohio

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Clark Township, Coshocton County, Ohio
The Helmick Covered Bridge
The Helmick Covered Bridge
Location of Clark Township in Coshocton County
Location of Clark Township in Coshocton County
Coordinates: 40°24′47″N 81°56′39″W / 40.41306°N 81.94417°W / 40.41306; -81.94417Coordinates: 40°24′47″N 81°56′39″W / 40.41306°N 81.94417°W / 40.41306; -81.94417
Country United States
State Ohio
County Coshocton
 • Total 25.45 sq mi (65.92 km2)
 • Land 25.44 sq mi (65.88 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation[1] 833 ft (254 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 586
 • Density 23/sq mi (8.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-15266[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085912[1]

Clark Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Coshocton County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 586.[3]


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

No municipalities are located in Clark Township, although the unincorporated community of Blissfield lies in the southwestern part of the township.

Name and history[edit]

Clark Township was organized in 1829.[4] It was named for Samuel Clark, a county commissioner.[5]

Statewide, other Clark Townships are located in Brown, Clinton, 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,[6] 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.


  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, Coshocton County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  4. ^ Hunt, William Ellis (1876). Historical Collections of Coshocton County, Ohio. R. Clarke & Company. p. 3. 
  5. ^ Graham, Albert Adams (1881). History of Coshocton County, Ohio: Its Past and Present, 1740-1881. A. A. Graham. p. 477. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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