Muskingum Township, Muskingum County, Ohio
|Muskingum Township, Muskingum County, Ohio|
Church of the Nativity at Mattingly Settlement
Location of Muskingum Township in Muskingum County
|• Total||30.6 sq mi (79.4 km2)|
|• Land||30.3 sq mi (78.4 km2)|
|• Water||0.4 sq mi (0.9 km2)|
|Elevation||958 ft (292 m)|
|• Density||125.9/sq mi (48.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086728|
Located in the north central part of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Cass Township - north
- Madison Township - northeast
- Washington Township - southwest
- Falls Township - south
- Licking Township - west
No municipalities are located in Muskingum Township.
Name and history
Statewide, the only other Muskingum Township is located in Washington County.
The Muskingum Township is protected by the Falls Township Fire Department, which provides Fire & EMS services to Falls Township, Muskingum Township and mutual aid for surrounding departments. Falls Township Fire Department currently has 3 stations.
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, 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.
Nashport Elementary, which is part of the Tri-Valley Local School District, is located on Creamery Road in Muskingum Township.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Muskingum County, Ohio Census Data Ohio County Profiles, 2010. Accessed 05 June 2014.
- §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.