Pike Township, Coshocton County, Ohio
|Pike Township, Coshocton County, Ohio|
Location of Pike Township in Coshocton County
|• 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||1,004 ft (306 m)|
|• Density||26/sq mi (10.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1085926|
Located in the southwestern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Perry Township - north
- Bedford Township - northeast
- Washington Township - east
- Cass Township, Muskingum County - southeast corner
- Jackson Township, Muskingum County - south
- Perry Township, Licking County - southwest
- Fallsbury Township, Licking County - west
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.
Name and history
Pike Township was organized in August, 1818.
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, 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.
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