Jersey Township, Licking County, Ohio

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Jersey Township, Licking County, Ohio
Jersey Universalist Church
Jersey Universalist Church
Location of Jersey Township in Licking County
Location of Jersey Township in Licking County
Coordinates: 40°5′8″N 82°42′59″W / 40.08556°N 82.71639°W / 40.08556; -82.71639Coordinates: 40°5′8″N 82°42′59″W / 40.08556°N 82.71639°W / 40.08556; -82.71639
CountryUnited States
 • Total26.8 sq mi (69.4 km2)
 • Land26.8 sq mi (69.3 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation1,201 ft (366 m)
 • Total2,841
 • Density106.1/sq mi (41.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-39102[2]
GNIS feature ID1086465[1]

Jersey Township is one of the twenty-five townships of Licking County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,841 people in the township.[3]


Located on the western edge of the county, it borders the following townships and city:

Part of the city of New Albany is located in western Jersey Township.[4]

Name and history[edit]

Jersey Township was established in 1820.[5] The township was named after New Jersey, the native state of a large share of the early settlers.[6] It is the only Jersey Township statewide.[7]


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.


  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. ^ Licking County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Licking County Commissioners (14 December 2010). "In the matter of filing and granting the annexation of 15.926 acres from Jersey Township to the village of New Albany - Banchefsky - located off Beech Road and State Route 161" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 July 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
  5. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 66.
  6. ^ Brister, Edwin M. P. (1909). Centennial History of the City of Newark and Licking County, Ohio. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 338.
  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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