Paint Township, Highland County, Ohio

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Paint Township, Highland County, Ohio
Old mill site on Rocky Fork Creek
Old mill site on Rocky Fork Creek
Location of Paint Township in Highland County
Location of Paint Township in Highland County
Coordinates: 39°13′13″N 83°26′39″W / 39.22028°N 83.44417°W / 39.22028; -83.44417Coordinates: 39°13′13″N 83°26′39″W / 39.22028°N 83.44417°W / 39.22028; -83.44417
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyHighland
Area
 • Total58.6 sq mi (151.8 km2)
 • Land55.8 sq mi (144.6 km2)
 • Water2.8 sq mi (7.2 km2)
Elevation938 ft (286 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total4,585
 • Density82/sq mi (31.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-59500[2]
GNIS feature ID1086310[1]

Paint Township is one of the seventeen townships of Highland County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 4,585,[3] up from 4,112 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Paint Township. The unincorporated community of Rainsboro is along US-50 in the township.

Major highways[edit]

Name and history[edit]

Paint Township takes its name from Paint Creek.[4] It is one of six Paint Townships statewide.[5]

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. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Paint township, Highland County, Ohio". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  4. ^ "Curious Cbus: Why Does Ohio Have So Many Townships Named Paint?". WOSU. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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