Pike Township, Knox County, Ohio

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Pike Township, Knox County, Ohio
Houses along North Liberty Road
Houses along North Liberty Road
Location of Pike Township in Knox County.
Location of Pike Township in Knox County.
Coordinates: 40°30′41″N 82°24′30″W / 40.51139°N 82.40833°W / 40.51139; -82.40833Coordinates: 40°30′41″N 82°24′30″W / 40.51139°N 82.40833°W / 40.51139; -82.40833
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyKnox
Area
 • Total30.5 sq mi (78.9 km2)
 • Land30.4 sq mi (78.8 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation1,138 ft (347 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,532
 • Density50.2/sq mi (19.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-62652[2]
GNIS feature ID1086411[1]

Pike Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Knox County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 1,532 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Pike Township.

Name and history[edit]

Pike Township was established in 1819.[4] It is named for General Zebulon Pike.[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. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  4. ^ Norton, Anthony Banning (1862). A History of Knox County, Ohio, from 1779 to 1862 Inclusive: Comprising Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes and Incidents of Men Connected with the County from Its First Settlement. R. Nevins, printer. p. 319.
  5. ^ Graham, Albert Adams (1881). History of Knox County, Ohio: Its Past and Present, Containing a Condensed, Comprehensive History of Ohio. A. A. Graham & Company. p. 577.
  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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