Gallipolis Township, Gallia County, Ohio

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Gallipolis Township, Ohio
Silver Memorial Bridge crossing the Ohio River above Gallipolis
Location of Gallipolis Township in Gallia County
Location of Gallipolis Township in Gallia County
Coordinates: 38°49′18″N 82°11′34″W / 38.82167°N 82.19278°W / 38.82167; -82.19278Coordinates: 38°49′18″N 82°11′34″W / 38.82167°N 82.19278°W / 38.82167; -82.19278
Country United States
State Ohio
County Gallia
 • Total 10.4 sq mi (27.0 km2)
 • Land 10.0 sq mi (26.0 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
Elevation[1] 561 ft (171 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,097
 • Density 507/sq mi (195.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 45631
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-29218[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086135[1]

Gallipolis Township is one of the fifteen townships of Gallia County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 5,097,[3] down from 5,707 at the 2000 census.[4] In 2010, 3,641 township residents lived within the city of Gallipolis, while 1,456 lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.


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

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

It is located midway between the county's five other Ohio River townships.

The city of Gallipolis, the county seat and largest municipality of Gallia County, occupies most of southern and eastern Gallipolis Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Gallipolis Township statewide.[5] Gallipolis is the French language name for "French city".[6]


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.


  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): Gallipolis township, Gallia County, Ohio". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 12, 2017. 
  4. ^ Gallia County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 213. 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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