Hamilton Township, Jackson County, Ohio

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Hamilton Township, Jackson County, Ohio
Along State Route 139 in the township's northeast
Along State Route 139 in the township's northeast
Location of Hamilton Township in Jackson County
Location of Hamilton Township in Jackson County
Coordinates: 38°54′9″N 82°42′52″W / 38.90250°N 82.71444°W / 38.90250; -82.71444Coordinates: 38°54′9″N 82°42′52″W / 38.90250°N 82.71444°W / 38.90250; -82.71444
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyJackson
Area
 • Total25.5 sq mi (66.1 km2)
 • Land25.5 sq mi (66.1 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation696 ft (212 m)
Population
 • Total614
 • Density24.1/sq mi (9.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-33040[2]
GNIS feature ID1086366[1]

Hamilton Township is one of the twelve townships of Jackson County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census, 614 people lived in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Hamilton Township.

Name and history[edit]

Hamilton Township was organized in 1816, and named after Alexander Hamilton.[4] Statewide, other Hamilton Townships are located in Franklin, Lawrence, and Warren 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. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  4. ^ Webster, Daniel Webster (1900). A History of Jackson County, Ohio. p. 149.
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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