Richland Township, Guernsey County, Ohio

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Richland Township, Guernsey County, Ohio
Township
Fields on Salem Road, just south of Leatherwood Creek
Fields on Salem Road, just south of Leatherwood Creek
Location of Richland Township in Guernsey County
Location of Richland Township in Guernsey County
Coordinates: 39°56′27″N 81°26′11″W / 39.94083°N 81.43639°W / 39.94083; -81.43639Coordinates: 39°56′27″N 81°26′11″W / 39.94083°N 81.43639°W / 39.94083; -81.43639
Country United States
State Ohio
County Guernsey
Area
 • Total 29.0 sq mi (75.2 km2)
 • Land 28.0 sq mi (72.4 km2)
 • Water 1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)
Elevation[1] 899 ft (274 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,082
 • Density 75/sq mi (28.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-66698[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086189[1]

Richland Township is one of the nineteen townships of Guernsey County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 2,082,[3] of whom 1,529 lived in the unincorporated portion.[4]

Geography[edit]

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

Two incorporated villages are located in Richland Township: part of Lore City in the north, and Senecaville in the south. Leatherwood Creek flows through the northern part of the township.[5]

Name and history[edit]

Richland Township was established in 1810.[6] It is one of twelve Richland Townships statewide.[7]

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,[8] 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. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Richland township, Guernsey County, Ohio". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 20, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Remainder of Richland township, Richland township, Guernsey County, Ohio". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 20, 2017. 
  5. ^ Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Me.: DeLorme. 1991. pp. 71, 72. ISBN 0-89933-233-1. 
  6. ^ Sarchet, Cyrus Parkinson Beatty (1911). History of Guernsey County, Ohio, Volume 1. B.F. Bowen & Company. p. 306. 
  7. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  8. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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