Morgan Township, Morgan County, Ohio

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Morgan Township, Morgan County, Ohio
Location of Morgan Township in Morgan County
Location of Morgan Township in Morgan County
Coordinates: 39°39′6″N 81°50′58″W / 39.65167°N 81.84944°W / 39.65167; -81.84944Coordinates: 39°39′6″N 81°50′58″W / 39.65167°N 81.84944°W / 39.65167; -81.84944
Country United States
State Ohio
County Morgan
 • Total 12.4 sq mi (32.1 km2)
 • Land 12.1 sq mi (31.4 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation[1] 810 ft (247 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,617
 • Density 216.0/sq mi (83.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-52122[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086692[1]

Morgan Township is one of the fourteen townships of Morgan County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,617 people in the township, 941 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


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

Much of Morgan Township is occupied by McConnelsville, the county seat and largest village of Morgan County.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of six Morgan Townships statewide.[4]


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,[5] 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.

As of 2007, the trustees are Rodney Hanson, Ancil King, and Darel Kuntz, and the clerk is Barbara Bucey.[6]


  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. ^ Morgan County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
  6. ^ Morgan Township Officials, Morgan County. Accessed 2007-07-02.

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