Jefferson Township, Madison County, Ohio

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Jefferson Township, Madison County, Ohio
Township
House and farm fields south of West Jefferson
House and farm fields south of West Jefferson
Location of Jefferson Township in Madison County
Location of Jefferson Township in Madison County
Coordinates: 39°56′50″N 83°16′51″W / 39.94722°N 83.28083°W / 39.94722; -83.28083Coordinates: 39°56′50″N 83°16′51″W / 39.94722°N 83.28083°W / 39.94722; -83.28083
Country United States
State Ohio
County Madison
Area
 • Total 42.1 sq mi (109.1 km2)
 • Land 42.1 sq mi (109.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 919 ft (280 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 6,935
 • Density 164.7/sq mi (63.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-38696[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086544[1]

Jefferson Township is one of the fourteen townships of Madison County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 6,935 people in the township, 2,604 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

The village of West Jefferson is located in central Jefferson Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of twenty-four Jefferson Townships statewide.[4]

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,[5] 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.

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