Clay Township, Gallia County, Ohio

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Clay Township, Gallia County, Ohio
Gallipolis Locks and Dam on the Ohio River
Location of Clay Township in Gallia County
Location of Clay Township in Gallia County
Coordinates: 38°43′11″N 82°13′7″W / 38.71972°N 82.21861°W / 38.71972; -82.21861Coordinates: 38°43′11″N 82°13′7″W / 38.71972°N 82.21861°W / 38.71972; -82.21861
Country United States
State Ohio
County Gallia
 • Total 22.6 sq mi (58.6 km2)
 • Land 21.9 sq mi (56.7 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
Elevation[1] 581 ft (177 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,870
 • Density 85/sq mi (33.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-15462[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086134[1]

Clay Township is one of the fifteen townships of Gallia County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 1,870.[3]


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

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

It is located downstream of three of the county's five other Ohio River townships.

No municipalities are located in Clay Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of nine Clay Townships statewide.[4]


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.


  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): Clay township, Gallia County, Ohio". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 12, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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