Jefferson Township, Clinton County, Ohio

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Jefferson Township, Clinton County, Ohio
Buildings at Westboro
Buildings at Westboro
Location of Jefferson Township in Clinton County
Location of Jefferson Township in Clinton County
Coordinates: 39°16′58″N 83°54′23″W / 39.28278°N 83.90639°W / 39.28278; -83.90639Coordinates: 39°16′58″N 83°54′23″W / 39.28278°N 83.90639°W / 39.28278; -83.90639
Country United States
State Ohio
County Clinton
 • Total 23.2 sq mi (60.1 km2)
 • Land 23.1 sq mi (59.9 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation[1] 994 ft (303 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,399
 • Density 61/sq mi (23.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-38542[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085880[1]

Jefferson Township is one of the thirteen townships of Clinton County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census reported 1,399 people living in the township,[3] 1,084 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.


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

The entire township lies in the Virginia Military District.

The village of Midland is located in northwestern Jefferson Township.


Major highways include U.S. Route 68 and State Routes 28 and 251.

Name and history[edit]

Named for President Thomas Jefferson, it is one of twenty-four Jefferson Townships statewide.[4]

It was erected from Clark and Marion townships by the Clinton County Commissioners in 1839.[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. ^ 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, Clinton County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 22, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ Brown, Albert J. (1915). History of Clinton County, Ohio: Its People, Industries, and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. p. 275. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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