Moorefield Township, Clark County, Ohio

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Moorefield Township, Clark County, Ohio
The Kenton-Hunt Farm, a historic site in the township
The Kenton-Hunt Farm, a historic site in the township
Location of Moorefield Township in Clark County
Location of Moorefield Township in Clark County
Coordinates: 39°59′0″N 83°46′3″W / 39.98333°N 83.76750°W / 39.98333; -83.76750Coordinates: 39°59′0″N 83°46′3″W / 39.98333°N 83.76750°W / 39.98333; -83.76750
Country United States
State Ohio
County Clark
 • Total 33.0 sq mi (85.5 km2)
 • Land 29.9 sq mi (77.4 km2)
 • Water 3.1 sq mi (8.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,099 ft (335 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 12,436
 • Density 416/sq mi (160.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-51912[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085856[1]

Moorefield Township is one of the ten townships of Clark County, Ohio, United States. The population as of the 2010 census was 12,436.[3]


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

Part of the city of Springfield, the county seat of Clark County, is located in southwestern Moorefield Township, and the census-designated place of Northridge is located in the township's west.

Name and history[edit]

Moorefield Township was organized in 1818. It was named after Moorefield, West Virginia (then a city in Virginia), the former hometown of many of its first settlers.[4][5]

Statewide, the only other Moorefield Township is located in Harrison County.


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.


Moorefield Township is home to Kenton Ridge High School,[1] Northeastern High School,[2] Northridge Middle School,[3] South Vienna Middle School,[4] Rolling Hills Elementary School,[5] Northridge Elementary School,[6] and South Vienna Middle School.[7] All of these are part of the Northeastern Local School District.[8]


  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): Moorefield township, Clark County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 14, 2015. 
  4. ^ The History of Clark County, Ohio: Containing a History of the County; Its Cities, Towns, Etc. W. H. Beers and Company. 1881. p. 673. 
  5. ^ Rockel, William Mahlon (1908). 20th Century History of Springfield, and Clark County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens. Biographical Publishing Company. p. 279. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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