Mead Township, Belmont County, Ohio

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Mead Township, Belmont County, Ohio
Township
Cliffs along State Route 7
Cliffs along State Route 7
Location of Mead Township in Belmont County
Location of Mead Township in Belmont County
Coordinates: 39°57′32″N 80°47′22″W / 39.95889°N 80.78944°W / 39.95889; -80.78944Coordinates: 39°57′32″N 80°47′22″W / 39.95889°N 80.78944°W / 39.95889; -80.78944
Country United States
State Ohio
County Belmont
Area
 • Total 32.0 sq mi (83.0 km2)
 • Land 31.9 sq mi (82.7 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,066 ft (325 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,967
 • Density 187/sq mi (72.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-48580[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085780[1]

Mead Township is one of the sixteen townships of Belmont County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 5,967 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

Marshall County, West Virginia, lies across the Ohio River to the east.

Most of the village of Shadyside is located in northeastern Mead Township, along the Ohio River.

Name and history[edit]

Mead is the name of the mother of Col. David Lockwood, Revolutionary War veteran and pioneer settler.[4]

It is the only Mead Township statewide.[5]

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): Mead township, Belmont County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ McKelvey, A. T. (1903). Centennial History of Belmont County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens. Biographical Publishing Company. p. 298. 
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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