Lafayette Township, Coshocton County, Ohio

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Lafayette Township, Coshocton County, Ohio
Township
The Andrew Ferguson House near West Lafayette
The Andrew Ferguson House near West Lafayette
Location of Lafayette Township in Coshocton County
Location of Lafayette Township in Coshocton County
Coordinates: 40°16′19″N 81°45′26″W / 40.27194°N 81.75722°W / 40.27194; -81.75722Coordinates: 40°16′19″N 81°45′26″W / 40.27194°N 81.75722°W / 40.27194; -81.75722
Country United States
State Ohio
County Coshocton
Area
 • Total 25.1 sq mi (65.0 km2)
 • Land 24.7 sq mi (63.9 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 804 ft (245 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,081
 • Density 166/sq mi (63.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-41132[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085919[1]

Lafayette Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Coshocton County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census reported 4,081 people living in the township,[3] 1,760 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.

Geography[edit]

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

The village of West Lafayette is located in northeastern Lafayette Township.

Name and history[edit]

Lafayette Township was the last township in Coshocton County to be organized, in 1835.[4] It was named for Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, whose death had occurred in 1834.[5]

Statewide, the only other Lafayette Township is located in Medina County.

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,[6] 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): Lafayette township, Coshocton County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
  4. ^ Hunt, William Ellis (1876). Historical Collections of Coshocton County, Ohio. R. Clarke & Company. p. 3. 
  5. ^ Graham, Albert Adams (1881). History of Coshocton County, Ohio: Its Past and Present, 1740-1881. A. A. Graham. p. 531. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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