Jefferson Township, Scioto County, Ohio

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Jefferson Township, Scioto County, Ohio
Township
Baptist church on Burns Hollow Road
Baptist church on Burns Hollow Road
Location of Jefferson Township in Scioto County
Location of Jefferson Township in Scioto County
Coordinates: 38°53′13″N 82°55′59″W / 38.88694°N 82.93306°W / 38.88694; -82.93306Coordinates: 38°53′13″N 82°55′59″W / 38.88694°N 82.93306°W / 38.88694; -82.93306
Country United States
State Ohio
County Scioto
Area
 • Total 24.6 sq mi (63.8 km2)
 • Land 24.6 sq mi (63.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 942 ft (287 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,797
 • Density 110/sq mi (44/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-38815[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086927[1]

Jefferson Township is one of the sixteen townships of Scioto County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census counted 2,797 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Jefferson Township, although the unincorporated community of Clarktown lies in the township's southeast.

Name and history[edit]

Named after Thomas Jefferson,[4] it is one of twenty-four Jefferson Townships statewide.[5][6]

Jefferson Township was established prior to 1810.[6]

In 1833, Jefferson Township contained two water power gristmills, one saw mill, and one horse mill and distillery, one tavern and one tan yard.[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. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Jefferson township, Scioto County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  4. ^ Bannon, Henry Towne (1927). Stories Old and Often Told, Being Chronicles of Scioto County, Ohio. Baltimore: Waverly Press. p. 274. 
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ a b "Portsmouth Area Resource Guide, 2007-2008". The Community Common. 2007-07-29. p. 6. 
  7. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 256. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  8. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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