Jefferson Township, Guernsey County, Ohio

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Jefferson Township, Guernsey County, Ohio
Township
Kennedy Stone House, built c. 1837
Kennedy Stone House, built c. 1837
Location of Jefferson Township in Guernsey County
Location of Jefferson Township in Guernsey County
Coordinates: 40°6′26″N 81°29′12″W / 40.10722°N 81.48667°W / 40.10722; -81.48667Coordinates: 40°6′26″N 81°29′12″W / 40.10722°N 81.48667°W / 40.10722; -81.48667
Country United States
State Ohio
County Guernsey
Area
 • Total 25.4 sq mi (65.9 km2)
 • Land 22.6 sq mi (58.5 km2)
 • Water 2.9 sq mi (7.5 km2)
Elevation[1] 994 ft (303 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 86
 • Density 4/sq mi (1.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-38640[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086181[1]

Jefferson Township is one of the nineteen townships of Guernsey County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 86,[3] making it the least populous township in Ohio.[4]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Jefferson Township.

Name and history[edit]

Jefferson Township was established in 1816.[5] It is one of twenty-four Jefferson 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. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Jefferson township, Guernsey County, Ohio". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 19, 2017. 
  4. ^ Ohio Township Association
  5. ^ Sarchet, Cyrus Parkinson Beatty (1911). History of Guernsey County, Ohio, Volume 1. B.F. Bowen & Company. p. 288. 
  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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