Kirkwood Township, Belmont County, Ohio

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Kirkwood Township, Belmont County, Ohio
Township
U.S. Route 40 in the township's southeast
U.S. Route 40 in the township's southeast
Location of Kirkwood Township in Belmont County
Location of Kirkwood Township in Belmont County
Coordinates: 40°4′35″N 81°10′10″W / 40.07639°N 81.16944°W / 40.07639; -81.16944Coordinates: 40°4′35″N 81°10′10″W / 40.07639°N 81.16944°W / 40.07639; -81.16944
Country United States
State Ohio
County Belmont
Area
 • Total 36.7 sq mi (95.0 km2)
 • Land 35.3 sq mi (91.5 km2)
 • Water 1.4 sq mi (3.5 km2)
Elevation[1] 965 ft (294 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 400
 • Density 11/sq mi (4.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-40600[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085779[1]

Kirkwood Township is one of the sixteen townships of Belmont County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 400 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

Part of the village of Fairview is located in southwestern Kirkwood Township.

The Egypt Valley Wildlife Area comprises a significant portion of the township.

Name and history[edit]

Kirkwood Township was named for Robert Kirkwood, a soldier who fought in the American Revolutionary War.[4][5] It is the only Kirkwood Township 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): Kirkwood township, Belmont County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 176. 
  5. ^ McKelvey, A. T. (1903). Centennial History of Belmont County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens. Biographical Publishing Company. p. 267. 
  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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