Franklin Township, Jackson County, Ohio

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Franklin Township, Jackson County, Ohio
Jackson County Airport
Jackson County Airport
Location of Franklin Township in Jackson County
Location of Franklin Township in Jackson County
Coordinates: 38°58′27″N 82°36′21″W / 38.97417°N 82.60583°W / 38.97417; -82.60583Coordinates: 38°58′27″N 82°36′21″W / 38.97417°N 82.60583°W / 38.97417; -82.60583
Country United States
State Ohio
County Jackson
 • Total 36.9 sq mi (95.5 km2)
 • Land 36.8 sq mi (95.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 751 ft (229 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,913
 • Density 51.9/sq mi (20.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-28322[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086365[1]

Franklin Township is one of the twelve townships of Jackson County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2000 census, 1,913 people lived in the township.[3]


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

Of the three Jackson County townships that do not border other counties (Franklin, Lick, and Coal), Franklin Township is the farthest south.

A small part of the city of Jackson, the county seat of Jackson County, lies in northern Franklin Township.

Name and history[edit]

Franklin Township was organized as an original township of Jackson County, and named for Benjamin Franklin.[4] It is one of twenty-one Franklin Townships statewide.[5]


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. ^ Jackson County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 13 May 2007.
  4. ^ Webster, Daniel Webster (1900). A History of Jackson County, Ohio. p. 149. 
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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