Jefferson Township, Ross County, Ohio

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Jefferson Township, Ross County, Ohio
Township
Street scene in Richmond Dale
Street scene in Richmond Dale
Location of Jefferson Township in Ross County
Location of Jefferson Township in Ross County
Coordinates: 39°12′22″N 82°48′24″W / 39.20611°N 82.80667°W / 39.20611; -82.80667Coordinates: 39°12′22″N 82°48′24″W / 39.20611°N 82.80667°W / 39.20611; -82.80667
Country United States
State Ohio
County Ross
Area
 • Total 24.9 sq mi (64.4 km2)
 • Land 24.5 sq mi (63.5 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
Elevation[1] 577 ft (176 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 967
 • Density 39.4/sq mi (15.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-38808[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086899[1]

Jefferson Township is one of the sixteen townships of Ross County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 967 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the southeastern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:

No municipalities are located in Jefferson Township, although the unincorporated community of Richmond Dale lies in the township's center.

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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