Jackson Township, Preble County, Ohio

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Jackson Township, Preble County, Ohio
Township
Fields on Toby Road
Fields on Toby Road
Location of Jackson Township in Preble County
Location of Jackson Township in Preble County
Coordinates: 39°47′18″N 84°45′34″W / 39.78833°N 84.75944°W / 39.78833; -84.75944Coordinates: 39°47′18″N 84°45′34″W / 39.78833°N 84.75944°W / 39.78833; -84.75944
Country United States
State Ohio
County Preble
Area
 • Total 34.4 sq mi (89.1 km2)
 • Land 34.4 sq mi (89.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,161 ft (354 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,223
 • Density 35.5/sq mi (13.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-38010[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086850[1]

Jackson Township is one of the twelve townships of Preble County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,223 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Jackson Township.

Name and history[edit]

Jackson Township was founded in 1816,[4] and named for General Andrew Jackson, afterward seventh President of the United States.[5] It is one of thirty-seven Jackson Townships statewide.[6]

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,[7] 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. ^ Preble County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 250. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  5. ^ History of Preble County, Ohio, with illustrations and biographical sketches. H. Z. Williams & Bro. 1881. p. 37. 
  6. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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