Jackson Township, Ashland County, Ohio

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Jackson Township, Ashland County, Ohio
Township hall
Township hall
Location of Jackson Township in Ashland County
Location of Jackson Township in Ashland County
Coordinates: 40°57′20″N 82°10′36″W / 40.95556°N 82.17667°W / 40.95556; -82.17667Coordinates: 40°57′20″N 82°10′36″W / 40.95556°N 82.17667°W / 40.95556; -82.17667
Country United States
State Ohio
County Ashland
 • Total 31.5 sq mi (81.7 km2)
 • Land 31.2 sq mi (80.7 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,194 ft (364 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,887
 • Density 125/sq mi (48.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-37660[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085706[1]
Website www.jacksontwpohio.com

Jackson Township is one of the fifteen townships of Ashland County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 3,887 people in the township,[3] 3,551 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.


Located in the northeastern part of the county, it borders the following townships:

The village of Polk is located in western Jackson Township, and the census-designated place of Cinnamon Lake, built around a reservoir of the same name, lies in the township's north.

Interstate 71 passes through Jackson Township.

Name and history[edit]

Jackson Township was organized in 1819.[4]

It is one of thirty-seven Jackson Townships statewide.[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. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Jackson township, Ashland County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ Baughman, Abraham J. (1909). History of Ashland County, Ohio, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 165. 
  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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