Pike Township, Clark County, Ohio

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Pike Township, Clark County, Ohio
Township
Countryside in Pike Township
Countryside in Pike Township
Location of Pike Township in Clark County
Location of Pike Township in Clark County
Coordinates: 39°59′19″N 83°59′21″W / 39.98861°N 83.98917°W / 39.98861; -83.98917Coordinates: 39°59′19″N 83°59′21″W / 39.98861°N 83.98917°W / 39.98861; -83.98917
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyClark
Area
 • Total36.7 sq mi (95.1 km2)
 • Land36.7 sq mi (95.1 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1]1,093 ft (333 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total3,730
 • Density102/sq mi (39.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-62610[2]
GNIS feature ID1085857[1]

Pike Township is one of the ten townships of Clark County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census reported 3,730 people living in the township,[3] 3,246 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[4]

Geography[edit]

Located in the northwestern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:

Part of the city of New Carlisle is located in southwestern Pike Township, and the village of North Hampton is located in the east.

Name and history[edit]

Pike Township was formed in 1818.[5]

It is one of eight Pike Townships statewide.[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): Pike township, Clark County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 15, 2015.
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Remainder of Pike township, Pike township, Clark County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 15, 2015.
  5. ^ The History of Clark County, Ohio: Containing a History of the County; Its Cities, Towns, Etc. W. H. Beers and Company. 1881. p. 693.
  6. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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