Muskingum Township, Muskingum County, Ohio

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Muskingum Township, Muskingum County, Ohio
Township
Church of the Nativity at Mattingly Settlement
Church of the Nativity at Mattingly Settlement
Location of Muskingum Township in Muskingum County
Location of Muskingum Township in Muskingum County
Coordinates: 40°2′40″N 82°2′22″W / 40.04444°N 82.03944°W / 40.04444; -82.03944Coordinates: 40°2′40″N 82°2′22″W / 40.04444°N 82.03944°W / 40.04444; -82.03944
Country United States
State Ohio
County Muskingum
Area
 • 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[1] 958 ft (292 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,813
 • Density 125.9/sq mi (48.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-53438[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086728[1]

Muskingum Township is one of the twenty-five townships of Muskingum County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 4,520 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Muskingum Township.

Name and history[edit]

Statewide, the only other Muskingum Township is located in Washington County.

Emergency services[edit]

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.

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,[4] 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.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 1,509
1860 1,230 −18.5%
1870 1,078 −12.4%
1880 1,018 −5.6%
1890 817 −19.7%
1900 812 −0.6%
1910 773 −4.8%
1920 647 −16.3%
1930 676 4.5%
1940 732 8.3%
1950 759 3.7%
1960 809 6.6%
1970 1,064 31.5%
1980 2,712 154.9%
1990 3,343 23.3%
2000 3,813 14.1%
2010 4,520 18.5%
Est. 2015 4,569 1.1%

Education[edit]

Nashport Elementary, which is part of the Tri-Valley Local School District, is located on Creamery Road in Muskingum Township.

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. ^ Muskingum County, Ohio Census Data Ohio County Profiles, 2010. Accessed 05 June 2014.
  4. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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