Jackson Township, Franklin County, Ohio

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Jackson Township, Ohio
Location of Jackson Township in Franklin County.
Location of Jackson Township in Franklin County.
Coordinates: 39°52′43″N 83°4′25″W / 39.87861°N 83.07361°W / 39.87861; -83.07361Coordinates: 39°52′43″N 83°4′25″W / 39.87861°N 83.07361°W / 39.87861; -83.07361
Country United States
State Ohio
County Franklin
 • Total 35.7 sq mi (92 km2)
 • Land 35.4 sq mi (92 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1 km2)
Elevation[2] 820 ft (250 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 40,608
 • Density 1,100/sq mi (440/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-37772[3]
GNIS feature ID 1086105[2]

Jackson Township is one of the seventeen townships of Franklin County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 40,608 people in the township, 4,073 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[4]


Located in the southern part of the county, it borders the following townships and city

Much of Jackson Township has been annexed into one of three municipalities:

  • The city of Columbus, the county seat of Franklin County, in the northeast
  • The city of Grove City, in the center
  • The village of Urbancrest, in the northwest

Name and history[edit]

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. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for County Subdivisions". U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division. 2 February 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "Population and Household Counts for Governmental Units: 2010, 2000, 1990" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. August 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  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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