Flushing Township, Belmont County, Ohio

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Flushing Township, Belmont County, Ohio
Township
Rock Hill Baptist Church (1845), on County Road 72
Rock Hill Baptist Church (1845), on County Road 72
Location of Flushing Township in Belmont County
Location of Flushing Township in Belmont County
Coordinates: 40°8′51″N 81°6′46″W / 40.14750°N 81.11278°W / 40.14750; -81.11278Coordinates: 40°8′51″N 81°6′46″W / 40.14750°N 81.11278°W / 40.14750; -81.11278
Country United States
State Ohio
County Belmont
Area
 • Total 31.0 sq mi (80.2 km2)
 • Land 28.0 sq mi (72.5 km2)
 • Water 3.0 sq mi (7.7 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,060 ft (323 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,021
 • Density 72/sq mi (27.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43977
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-27566[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085777[1]

Flushing Township is one of the sixteen townships of Belmont County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 2,021 people in the township,[3] of which 804 lived in unincorporated portions of the township.

Geography[edit]

Located in the northwestern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:

Two villages are located in Flushing Township: Flushing in the east, and Holloway in the north.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Flushing Township statewide.[4]

Flushing Township was organized in 1817.[5] Flushing Township was originally settled chiefly by Quakers.[6]

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,[7] 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): Flushing township, Belmont County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ McKelvey, A. T. (1903). Centennial History of Belmont County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens. Biographical Publishing Company. p. 272. 
  6. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 196. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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