Highland Township, Muskingum County, Ohio

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Highland Township, Muskingum County, Ohio
Presbyterian church at Bloomfield
Presbyterian church at Bloomfield
Location of Highland Township in Muskingum County
Location of Highland Township in Muskingum County
Coordinates: 40°3′28″N 81°45′49″W / 40.05778°N 81.76361°W / 40.05778; -81.76361Coordinates: 40°3′28″N 81°45′49″W / 40.05778°N 81.76361°W / 40.05778; -81.76361
Country United States
State Ohio
County Muskingum
 • Total 25.2 sq mi (65.4 km2)
 • Land 25.2 sq mi (65.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,089 ft (332 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 848
 • Density 33.6/sq mi (13.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-35238[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086720[1]

Highland Township is one of the twenty-five townships of Muskingum County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 848 people in the township.[3]


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

No municipalities are located in Highland Township.

Name and history[edit]

Highland Township was so named for the lofty elevation of the land within its borders.[4] Statewide, the only other Highland Township is located in Defiance County.

By the 1830s, Highland Township had two saw mills, two gristmills, and two churches.[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. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Muskingum County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Everhart, F.J. (1882). 1794. History of Muskingum County, Ohio, with illustrations and biographical sketches of prominent men and pioneers. F.J. Everhart & Co. p. 452. 
  5. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary. Scott and Wright. p. 239. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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