Rarden Township, Scioto County, Ohio

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Rarden Township, Scioto County, Ohio
Township
State Route 73 southeast of Rarden
State Route 73 southeast of Rarden
Location of Rarden Township in Scioto County
Location of Rarden Township in Scioto County
Coordinates: 38°56′33″N 83°14′7″W / 38.94250°N 83.23528°W / 38.94250; -83.23528Coordinates: 38°56′33″N 83°14′7″W / 38.94250°N 83.23528°W / 38.94250; -83.23528
Country United States
State Ohio
County Scioto
Area
 • Total 31.8 sq mi (82.2 km2)
 • Land 31.8 sq mi (82.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,063 ft (324 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,249
 • Density 39/sq mi (15/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 45671
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-65522[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086934[1]

Rarden Township is one of the sixteen townships of Scioto County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census counted 1,249 people in the township, 1,090 of whom lived in the unincorporated parts of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the northwestern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:

The village of Rarden lies in the center of the township.

Name and history[edit]

Rarden Township was organized January 10, 1891.[4] The township was named after Thomas Rarden, pioneer.[5] It is the only Rarden Township 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. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Rarden township, Scioto County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Portsmouth Area Resource Guide, 2007-2008". The Community Common. 2007-07-29. p. 6. 
  5. ^ Bannon, Henry Towne (1927). Stories Old and Often Told, Being Chronicles of Scioto County, Ohio. Baltimore: Waverly Press. p. 274. 
  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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