Jefferson Township, Coshocton County, Ohio

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Jefferson Township, Coshocton County, Ohio
Township
Fields east of Walhonding, Ohio
Fields east of Walhonding, Ohio
Location of Jefferson Township in Coshocton County
Location of Jefferson Township in Coshocton County
Coordinates: 40°20′14″N 82°1′24″W / 40.33722°N 82.02333°W / 40.33722; -82.02333Coordinates: 40°20′14″N 82°1′24″W / 40.33722°N 82.02333°W / 40.33722; -82.02333
Country United States
State Ohio
County Coshocton
Area
 • Total 26.36 sq mi (68.26 km2)
 • Land 26.32 sq mi (68.18 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation[1] 794 ft (242 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,500
 • Density 57/sq mi (22.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-38556[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085917[1]

Jefferson Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Coshocton County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census reported 1,500 people living in the township,[3] 687 of whom were in the unincorporated portions.[4]

Geography[edit]

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

Two villages are located in Jefferson Township: Nellie in the west, and Warsaw in the east.

Name and history[edit]

Jefferson Township was organized in 1826.[5][6]

It is one of twenty-four Jefferson Townships statewide.[7]

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,[8] 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. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Jefferson township, Coshocton County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Remainder of Jefferson township, Jefferson township, Coshocton County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  5. ^ Graham, Albert Adams (1881). History of Coshocton County, Ohio: Its Past and Present, 1740-1881. A. A. Graham. p. 513. 
  6. ^ Hunt, William Ellis (1876). Historical Collections of Coshocton County, Ohio. R. Clarke & Company. p. 3. 
  7. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  8. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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