Jefferson Township, Adams County, Ohio

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Jefferson Township, Adams County, Ohio
Approaching Blue Creek
Approaching Blue Creek
Location in Adams County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Adams County and the state of Ohio.
Coordinates: 38°47′44″N 83°18′51″W / 38.79556°N 83.31417°W / 38.79556; -83.31417Coordinates: 38°47′44″N 83°18′51″W / 38.79556°N 83.31417°W / 38.79556; -83.31417
Country United States
State Ohio
County Adams
 • Total 43.1 sq mi (111.7 km2)
 • Land 43.1 sq mi (111.5 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 640 ft (195 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,046
 • Density 24/sq mi (9.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-38486[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085678[1]

Jefferson Township is one of the fifteen townships of Adams County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 1,046.[3]


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

No municipalities are located in Jefferson Township, although the unincorporated community of Blue Creek lies in the township's west.


Jefferson Township was organized in 1806. It is named for Thomas Jefferson.[4]

It is one of twenty-four Jefferson 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.

Notable people[edit]

  • Lloyd Estel Copas, American country music singer, better known by his stage name, Cowboy Copas


  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. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Jefferson township, Adams County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ Evans, Nelson Wiley (1900). A History of Adams County, Ohio: From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. E B. Stivers. p. 428. 
  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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