Pleasant Township, Fairfield County, Ohio

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Pleasant Township, Fairfield County, Ohio
The Mudhouse Mansion
Location of Pleasant Township in Fairfield County
Location of Pleasant Township in Fairfield County
Coordinates: 39°45′36″N 82°32′35″W / 39.76000°N 82.54306°W / 39.76000; -82.54306Coordinates: 39°45′36″N 82°32′35″W / 39.76000°N 82.54306°W / 39.76000; -82.54306
Country United States
State Ohio
County Fairfield
 • Total 34.8 sq mi (90.2 km2)
 • Land 34.8 sq mi (90.1 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,020 ft (311 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 5,549
 • Density 159.6/sq mi (61.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-63240[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086081[1]

Pleasant Township is one of the thirteen townships of Fairfield County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 5,549 people in the township, 5,039 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


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

Parts of two municipalities are located in Pleasant Township: the city of Lancaster, the county seat of Fairfield County, in the southwest; and the village of Pleasantville in the north.

Name and history[edit]

Pleasant Township was so named on account of their fertile soil.[4] It is one of fifteen Pleasant Townships statewide.[5]


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,[6] 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.


  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. ^ Fairfield County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Miller, Charles Christian (1912). History of Fairfield County, Ohio, and representative citizens. Chicago, Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co. p. 177. 
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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