Pleasant Township, Brown County, Ohio

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Pleasant Township, Brown County, Ohio
Township
Woods and a farm gate west of Georgetown
Woods and a farm gate west of Georgetown
Location of Pleasant Township in Brown County
Location of Pleasant Township in Brown County
Coordinates: 38°51′26″N 83°54′3″W / 38.85722°N 83.90083°W / 38.85722; -83.90083Coordinates: 38°51′26″N 83°54′3″W / 38.85722°N 83.90083°W / 38.85722; -83.90083
Country United States
State Ohio
County Brown
Area
 • Total 36.2 sq mi (93.8 km2)
 • Land 35.8 sq mi (92.8 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 922 ft (281 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,745
 • Density 160/sq mi (61.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-63212[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085803[1]

Pleasant Township is one of the sixteen townships of Brown County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 5,745 people in the township,[3] 1,417 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.

Geography[edit]

Located in the southern part of the county along the Ohio River, it borders the following townships:

Bracken County, Kentucky lies across the Ohio River to the south.

The village of Georgetown, the county seat of Brown County, is located in northern Pleasant Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of fifteen Pleasant Townships statewide.[4]

Pleasant Township was established in 1801.[5] In 1833, eighteen mills operated in Pleasant Township.[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): Pleasant 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: Containing a History of the County, Its Townships, Towns, Churches, Schools, Etc. Higginson Book Company. 1883. p. 371. 
  6. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 376. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

External links[edit]