Rome Township, Athens County, Ohio

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Rome Township, Athens County, Ohio
Federalton, built 1817
Federalton, built 1817
Location of Rome Township in Athens County
Location of Rome Township in Athens County
Coordinates: 39°18′29″N 81°53′24″W / 39.30806°N 81.89000°W / 39.30806; -81.89000Coordinates: 39°18′29″N 81°53′24″W / 39.30806°N 81.89000°W / 39.30806; -81.89000
CountryUnited States
 • Total37.1 sq mi (96.0 km2)
 • Land36.5 sq mi (94.6 km2)
 • Water0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
Elevation666 ft (203 m)
 • Total1,320
 • Density36/sq mi (14.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-68238[2]
GNIS feature ID1085757[1]

Rome Township is one of the fourteen townships of Athens County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 1,320 people in the township.[3]


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

No municipalities are located in Rome Township, although three unincorporated communities lie in the township: Guysville in the south, New England in the northwest, and Stewart in the center.

Name and history[edit]

Rome Township was established in 1811.[4]

Statewide, other Rome Townships are located in Ashtabula and Lawrence counties.

In 1833, Rome Township had a store and several mills.[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. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Rome township, Athens County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 10, 2013.
  4. ^ Walker, Charles Manning (1869). History of Athens County, Ohio, And, Incidentally, of the Ohio Land Company and the First Settlement of the State at Marietta. Robert Clarke & Company. p. 488.
  5. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 397. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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