Jackson Township, Shelby County, Ohio

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Jackson Township, Shelby County, Ohio
Township
Farmland in western Jackson Township
Farmland in western Jackson Township
Location of Jackson Township in Shelby County
Location of Jackson Township in Shelby County
Coordinates: 40°25′59″N 84°2′57″W / 40.43306°N 84.04917°W / 40.43306; -84.04917Coordinates: 40°25′59″N 84°2′57″W / 40.43306°N 84.04917°W / 40.43306; -84.04917
Country United States
State Ohio
County Shelby
Area
 • Total 37.4 sq mi (96.9 km2)
 • Land 37.4 sq mi (96.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,027 ft (313 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,346
 • Density 62.7/sq mi (24.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 39-38080[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086963[1]

Jackson Township is one of the fourteen townships of Shelby County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,346 people in the township, 977 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

The village of Jackson Center is located in central Jackson Township, and the unincorporated community of Montra lies in the township's southwest.

Name and history[edit]

Jackson Township was established in 1833.[4] 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. ^ Shelby County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Hitchcock, Almon Baldwin Carrington (1913). History of Shelby County, Ohio, and representative citizens. p. 84.
  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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