Pike Township, Coshocton County, Ohio

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Pike Township, Coshocton County, Ohio
Township
Municipalities and townships of Coshocton County
Municipalities and townships of Coshocton County
Coordinates: 40°12′0″N 82°8′17″W / 40.20000°N 82.13806°W / 40.20000; -82.13806Coordinates: 40°12′0″N 82°8′17″W / 40.20000°N 82.13806°W / 40.20000; -82.13806
Country United States
State Ohio
County Coshocton
Area
 • Total 24.6 sq mi (63.6 km2)
 • Land 24.6 sq mi (63.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,004 ft (306 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 638
 • Density 26/sq mi (10.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-62624[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085926[1]

Pike Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Coshocton County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 638.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Pike Township, but it does contain the unincorporated community of West Carlisle.

Topographical features in Pike Township include the Ashcraft and Graham Ridges.[4]

Name and history[edit]

It is one of eight Pike Townships statewide.[5]

Pike Township was organized in August, 1818.[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, Coshocton County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
  4. ^ DeLorme. (2004). Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme, p. 60. ISBN 0-89933-281-1.
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ Graham, Albert Adams (1881). History of Coshocton County, Ohio: Its Past and Present, 1740-1881. A. A. Graham. p. 586. 
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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