Oxford Township, Guernsey County, Ohio

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Oxford Township, Guernsey County, Ohio
Location of Oxford Township in Guernsey County
Location of Oxford Township in Guernsey County
Coordinates: 40°3′32″N 81°16′39″W / 40.05889°N 81.27750°W / 40.05889; -81.27750Coordinates: 40°3′32″N 81°16′39″W / 40.05889°N 81.27750°W / 40.05889; -81.27750
Country United States
State Ohio
County Guernsey
 • Total 30.2 sq mi (78.1 km2)
 • Land 30.2 sq mi (78.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,050 ft (320 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 809
 • Density 27/sq mi (10.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-59290[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086188[1]

Oxford Township is one of the nineteen townships of Guernsey County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 809,[3] up from 677 people at the 2000 census.[4] In 2010, 726 people lived in the unincorporated portion of the township.


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

The village of Fairview is located in eastern Oxford Township.

Name and history[edit]

Oxford Township was organized in 1810.[5] It is one of six Oxford Townships statewide.[6]


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,[7] 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.


  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): Oxford township, Guernsey County, Ohio". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 20, 2017. 
  4. ^ Guernsey County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  5. ^ Sarchet, Cyrus Parkinson Beatty (1911). History of Guernsey County, Ohio, Volume 1. B.F. Bowen & Company. p. 298. 
  6. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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