Penn Township, Morgan County, Ohio

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Penn Township, Morgan County, Ohio
Township
Elliott Road in the township's northwestern corner
Elliott Road in the township's northwestern corner
Location of Penn Township in Morgan County
Location of Penn Township in Morgan County
Coordinates: 39°34′21″N 81°52′16″W / 39.57250°N 81.87111°W / 39.57250; -81.87111Coordinates: 39°34′21″N 81°52′16″W / 39.57250°N 81.87111°W / 39.57250; -81.87111
Country United States
State Ohio
County Morgan
Area
 • Total 22.9 sq mi (59.4 km2)
 • Land 22.9 sq mi (59.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 830 ft (253 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 777
 • Density 33.9/sq mi (13.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-61602[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086693[1]

Penn Township is one of the fourteen townships of Morgan County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 777 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Penn Township.

Name and history[edit]

Statewide, the only other Penn Township is located in Highland County.

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.

As of 2007, the trustees are Ray Crouse, Jan Scott, and Richard Welsh, and the clerk is Jamie Downing.[5]

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. ^ Morgan County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
  5. ^ Penn Township Officials, Morgan County. Accessed 2007-07-02.

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