Colerain Township, Belmont County, Ohio

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Colerain Township, Belmont County, Ohio
Township
The Concord Hicksite Friends Meeting House, built 1815
Location of Colerain Township in Belmont County
Location of Colerain Township in Belmont County
Coordinates: 40°6′54″N 80°49′58″W / 40.11500°N 80.83278°W / 40.11500; -80.83278Coordinates: 40°6′54″N 80°49′58″W / 40.11500°N 80.83278°W / 40.11500; -80.83278
Country United States
State Ohio
County Belmont
Area
 • Total 25.0 sq mi (64.7 km2)
 • Land 24.8 sq mi (64.3 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,109 ft (338 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,276
 • Density 172/sq mi (66.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43916
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-16602[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085776[1]

Colerain Township is one of the sixteen townships of Belmont County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 4,276.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Colerain Township, although three unincorporated communities are located in the township:

Portions of the unincorporated communities of Blaine and Lansing (a census-designated place) extend into Colerain Township.

Name and history[edit]

Colerain Township was organized in 1808. It was named from Coleraine, in Northern Ireland.[4]

Statewide, other Colerain Townships are located in Hamilton and Ross counties.

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.

References[edit]

  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): Colerain township, Belmont County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  4. ^ McKelvey, A. T. (1903). Centennial History of Belmont County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens. Biographical Publishing Company. p. 154. 
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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