Pike Township, Brown County, Ohio

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Pike Township, Brown County, Ohio
Township
Abandoned church on Oakland-Locust Ridge Road
Abandoned church on Oakland-Locust Ridge Road
Location of Pike Township in Brown County
Location of Pike Township in Brown County
Coordinates: 39°0′40″N 83°57′3″W / 39.01111°N 83.95083°W / 39.01111; -83.95083Coordinates: 39°0′40″N 83°57′3″W / 39.01111°N 83.95083°W / 39.01111; -83.95083
Country United States
State Ohio
County Brown
Area
 • Total 24.5 sq mi (63.5 km2)
 • Land 24.2 sq mi (62.8 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation[1] 942 ft (287 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,243
 • Density 175/sq mi (67.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-62596[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085802[1]

Pike Township is one of the sixteen townships of Brown County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 4,243 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

Part of the village of Mount Orab is located in northern Pike Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of eight Pike Townships statewide.[4]

Pike Township was established in 1823 from land given by Clark Township.[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 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Pike township, Brown County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ The History of Brown County, Ohio. Higginson Book Company. 1883. p. 554. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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