Milton Township, Jackson County, Ohio

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Milton Township, Jackson County, Ohio
Restored Buckeye Furnace complex
Restored Buckeye Furnace complex
Location of Milton Township in Jackson County
Location of Milton Township in Jackson County
Coordinates: 39°5′34″N 82°29′57″W / 39.09278°N 82.49917°W / 39.09278; -82.49917Coordinates: 39°5′34″N 82°29′57″W / 39.09278°N 82.49917°W / 39.09278; -82.49917
Country United States
State Ohio
County Jackson
 • Total 39.5 sq mi (102.3 km2)
 • Land 39.4 sq mi (102.0 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation[1] 722 ft (220 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,119
 • Density 28.4/sq mi (11.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-50624[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086372[1]

Milton Township is one of the twelve townships of Jackson County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2000 census, 1,119 people lived in the township.[3]


Located in the northeastern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:

Much of northwestern Milton Township is occupied by the city of Wellston, and the unincorporated community of Wainwright is located in the township's north.

Name and history[edit]

Milton Township was organized as an original township of Jackson County, and named after John Milton (1608–1674), an English poet.[4] It is one of five Milton Townships statewide.[5]


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.


  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. ^ Jackson County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 13 May 2007.
  4. ^ Webster, Daniel Webster (1900). A History of Jackson County, Ohio. p. 149. 
  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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