Perry Township, Coshocton County, Ohio

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Perry Township, Coshocton County, Ohio
Township
Union Elementary School on State Route 79
Union Elementary School on State Route 79
Location of Perry Township in Coshocton County
Location of Perry Township in Coshocton County
Coordinates: 40°15′54″N 82°9′22″W / 40.26500°N 82.15611°W / 40.26500; -82.15611Coordinates: 40°15′54″N 82°9′22″W / 40.26500°N 82.15611°W / 40.26500; -82.15611
Country United States
State Ohio
County Coshocton
Area
 • Total 25.73 sq mi (66.64 km2)
 • Land 25.72 sq mi (66.62 km2)
 • Water 0.008 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,053 ft (321 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 711
 • Density 28/sq mi (10.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-61812[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085925[1]

Perry Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Coshocton County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 711.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Perry Township, although the unincorporated community of New Guilford lies in the township's northwest.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of twenty-six Perry Townships statewide.[4]

Perry Township was organized in 1817.[5] It was named for Oliver Hazard Perry, a hero of the War of 1812.[6]

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,[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.

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 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Perry township, Coshocton County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ Hunt, William Ellis (1876). Historical Collections of Coshocton County, Ohio. R. Clarke & Company. p. 3. 
  6. ^ Graham, Albert Adams (1881). History of Coshocton County, Ohio: Its Past and Present, 1740-1881. A. A. Graham. p. 580. 
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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