Pee Pee Township, Pike County, Ohio

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Pee Pee Township, Pike County, Ohio
Lake White
Flag of Pee Pee Township, Pike County, Ohio
Location of Pee Pee Township in Pike County
Location of Pee Pee Township in Pike County
Coordinates: 39°7′43″N 83°0′34″W / 39.12861°N 83.00944°W / 39.12861; -83.00944Coordinates: 39°7′43″N 83°0′34″W / 39.12861°N 83.00944°W / 39.12861; -83.00944
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyPike
Area
 • Total32.4 sq mi (83.9 km2)
 • Land31.7 sq mi (82.1 km2)
 • Water0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
Elevation702 ft (214 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total7,776
 • Density245.2/sq mi (94.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-61434[2]
GNIS feature ID1086815[1]

Pee Pee Township is one of the fourteen townships of Pike County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 7,776 people in the township, including 4,433 people in the village of Waverly, and 3,343 in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

The village of Waverly, the county seat of Pike County, is located in eastern Pee Pee Township.

The 429-acre (1.74 km2) Lake White State Park is also located in this township.

Pee Pee Township is 32.4 square miles (84 km2) in size, including 0.69 square miles (1.8 km2) of water and 3.92 square miles (10.2 km2) within the village limits of Waverly.

History[edit]

Pee Pee Township was organized in 1798 as the first township in Pike County.[4] The township takes its name from Pee Pee Creek; which was so named when an early settler inscribed his initials P. P. on a tree along its banks.[5] Pee Pee Township has been noted for its unusual place name.[6][7]

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,[8] 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. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Pike County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Archived 2016-11-25 at the Wayback Machine Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Smith, Allen (2011). Watching Grandma Circle the Drain. AuthorHouse. p. 95. ISBN 9781463437923.
  5. ^ Zimmermann, Carol; Zimmermann, George (24 November 2009). Ohio Off the Beaten Path, 12th: A Guide to Unique Places. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 112. ISBN 978-0-7627-6167-8.
  6. ^ "Curious Cbus: Seriously, What's The Deal With Pee Pee Township?". WOSU. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  7. ^ "to Pee Pee Creek to raise funds for Yemen crisis; F1 pundit crashes BMX in garage; £2 million cash boost on Bike to School Week; Cyclists find human skull on trail; Alaphilippe makes a good Begbie + more on the Live Blog". Road.cc.
  8. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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