Harrison Township, Muskingum County, Ohio

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Harrison Township, Muskingum County, Ohio
Township
Fields west of Gaysport
Fields west of Gaysport
Location of Harrison Township in Muskingum County
Location of Harrison Township in Muskingum County
Coordinates: 39°51′6″N 81°55′1″W / 39.85167°N 81.91694°W / 39.85167; -81.91694Coordinates: 39°51′6″N 81°55′1″W / 39.85167°N 81.91694°W / 39.85167; -81.91694
Country United States
State Ohio
County Muskingum
Area
 • Total 16.9 sq mi (43.8 km2)
 • Land 16.5 sq mi (42.8 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 981 ft (299 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,638
 • Density 99.1/sq mi (38.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-33936[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086719[1]

Harrison Township is one of the twenty-five townships of Muskingum County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,638 people in the township, 869 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located on the southern edge of the county, it borders the following townships:

The village of Philo is located in northern Harrison Township.

Name and history[edit]

Harrison Township was organized in 1839.[4] It is one of nineteen Harrison Townships statewide.[5]

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,[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.

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