Jackson Township, Knox County, Ohio

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Jackson Township, Knox County, Ohio
Township
Mill Road Bowstring Bridge over Wakatomika Creek
Location of Jackson Township in Knox County.
Location of Jackson Township in Knox County.
Coordinates: 40°16′45″N 82°13′59″W / 40.27917°N 82.23306°W / 40.27917; -82.23306Coordinates: 40°16′45″N 82°13′59″W / 40.27917°N 82.23306°W / 40.27917; -82.23306
Country United States
State Ohio
County Knox
Area
 • Total 23.6 sq mi (61.2 km2)
 • Land 23.6 sq mi (61.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,115 ft (340 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 988
 • Density 41.9/sq mi (16.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 39-37870[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086401[1]

Jackson Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Knox County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 988 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the southeastern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:

No municipalities are located in Jackson Township, although the unincorporated community of Bladensburg lies on the western border with Clay Township.

Name and history[edit]

Founded in 1815, it was named for Andrew Jackson,[4] and it is one of thirty-seven Jackson 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.

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. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  4. ^ Norton, Anthony Banning (1862). A History of Knox County, Ohio, from 1779 to 1862 Inclusive: comprising biographical sketches, anecdotes and incidents of men connected with the county from its first settlement ; together with complete lists of the senators, representatives, sheriffs and other officers of the county, and a sketch of Kenyon College, and other institutions of learning and religion within the county. Columbus, Ohio: R. Nevins. p. 373.
  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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