Independence Township, Washington County, Ohio

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Independence Township, Washington County, Ohio
Township
Township hall at Archer's Fork
Township hall at Archer's Fork
Location of Independence Township in Washington County
Location of Independence Township in Washington County
Coordinates: 39°28′36″N 81°11′49″W / 39.47667°N 81.19694°W / 39.47667; -81.19694Coordinates: 39°28′36″N 81°11′49″W / 39.47667°N 81.19694°W / 39.47667; -81.19694
Country United States
State Ohio
County Washington
Area
 • Total 28.5 sq mi (73.8 km2)
 • Land 28.5 sq mi (73.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 955 ft (291 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 387
 • Density 13.6/sq mi (5.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-37268[2]
GNIS feature ID 1087134[1]

Independence Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Washington County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 387 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

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

No municipalities are located in Independence Township.

Name and history[edit]

Independence Township was established in 1840.[4] It is the only Independence Township 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.

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. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Washington County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Hathaway, Seymour J. (1902). History of Marietta and Washington County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens. Biographical Publishing Company. p. 303. 
  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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