Salem Township, Washington County, Ohio
|Salem Township, Washington County, Ohio|
Location of Salem Township in Washington County
|• Total||27.9 sq mi (72.4 km2)|
|• Land||27.9 sq mi (72.3 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||817 ft (249 m)|
|• Density||40.5/sq mi (15.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1087143|
Salem Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Washington County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,130 people in the township, 1,021 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.
Located in the northern part of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Jefferson Township, Noble County - north
- Elk Township, Noble County - northeast corner
- Liberty Township - east
- Lawrence Township - southeast corner
- Fearing Township - south
- Muskingum Township - southwest
- Adams Township - west
- Jackson Township, Noble County - northwest corner
- Aurelius Township - northwest, east of Jackson Township
Name and history
In 1833, Salem Township contained a meeting house, store, and a steam saw mill.
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.
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