Ohio Township, Gallia County, Ohio

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Ohio Township, Gallia County, Ohio
Township
Fields along State Route 7
Fields along State Route 7
Location of Ohio Township in Gallia County
Location of Ohio Township in Gallia County
Coordinates: 38°37′52″N 82°12′44″W / 38.63111°N 82.21222°W / 38.63111; -82.21222Coordinates: 38°37′52″N 82°12′44″W / 38.63111°N 82.21222°W / 38.63111; -82.21222
Country United States
State Ohio
County Gallia
Area
 • Total 23.6 sq mi (61.2 km2)
 • Land 23.3 sq mi (60.3 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
Elevation[1] 768 ft (234 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,111
 • Density 47.7/sq mi (18.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-57974[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086142[1]

Ohio Township is one of the fifteen townships of Gallia County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,111 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the southeastern corner of the county along the Ohio River, it borders the following townships:

West Virginia lies across the Ohio River to the east and south: Mason County to the east, and Cabell County to the south. It lies downstream of four of the other five Ohio River townships.

No municipalities are located in Ohio Township.

Name and history[edit]

Ohio Township was organized in 1804.[4] It was named after the Ohio River, which forms its eastern and southern borders.[5] Statewide, other Ohio Townships are located in Clermont and Monroe counties.

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,[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.

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. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Gallia County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ History of Gallia County: Containing a Condensed History of the County; Biographical Sketches; General Statistics; Miscellaneous Matters &c. St. Peter's Episcopal Church. 1882. p. 19. 
  5. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 351. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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