Pleasant Township, Logan County, Ohio

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Pleasant Township, Logan County, Ohio
Fields on State Route 47 east of Logansville
Fields on State Route 47 east of Logansville
Location of Pleasant Township in Ohio
Location of Pleasant Township in Ohio
Location of Pleasant Township in Logan County
Location of Pleasant Township in Logan County
Coordinates: 40°20′27″N 83°55′59″W / 40.34083°N 83.93306°W / 40.34083; -83.93306Coordinates: 40°20′27″N 83°55′59″W / 40.34083°N 83.93306°W / 40.34083; -83.93306
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyLogan
Area
 • Total24.2 sq mi (62.7 km2)
 • Land24.2 sq mi (62.7 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation1,020 ft (311 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total1,082
 • Density44.7/sq mi (17.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)937
FIPS code39-63324[2]
GNIS feature ID1086491[1]

Pleasant Township is one of the seventeen townships of Logan County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,082 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

Part of the village of DeGraff is located in southern Pleasant Township, and the unincorporated community of Logansville is located in the township's center.

Name and history[edit]

Pleasant Township was organized in 1841.[4] It is one of fifteen Pleasant Townships statewide.[5]

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, 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.

In the elections of November 2007, Stephen Sanders[6] and Joan Downing[7] were elected without opposition to the positions of township trustee and township fiscal officer respectively.

Transportation[edit]

Important highways in Pleasant Township are State Routes 47 and 235.

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. ^ Logan County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 12 May 2007.
  4. ^ History of Logan County and Ohio: Containing a History of the State of Ohio, from Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. O.L. Baskin. 1880. p. 247.
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  6. ^ Examiner Staff, The. "Township Trustees: Township trustee results", Bellefontaine Examiner, 2007-11-07, p. 2.
  7. ^ Examiner Staff, The. "Township Trustees: Township fiscal officer", Bellefontaine Examiner, 2007-11-07, p. 2.

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