Scott Township, Adams County, Ohio

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Scott Township, Adams County, Ohio
Township
Countryside in western Scott Township
Countryside in western Scott Township
Municipalities and townships of Adams County
Municipalities and townships of Adams County
Coordinates: 38°58′4″N 83°33′31″W / 38.96778°N 83.55861°W / 38.96778; -83.55861Coordinates: 38°58′4″N 83°33′31″W / 38.96778°N 83.55861°W / 38.96778; -83.55861
Country United States
State Ohio
County Adams
Area
 • Total 37.5 sq mi (97.0 km2)
 • Land 37.5 sq mi (97.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 692 ft (211 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,180
 • Density 58/sq mi (22.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-71052[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085684[1]

Scott Township is one of the fifteen townships of Adams County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 2,180.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

Most of the village of Seaman is located in southwestern Scott Township.

Name and history[edit]

Statewide, other Scott Townships are located in Brown, Marion, and Sandusky counties.

Scott Township was either named for Edwin Scott, an early settler,[4] or for Thomas Scott, a judge of the Ohio Supreme Court.[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,[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.

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. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Scott township, Adams County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ Evans, Nelson Wiley (1900). A History of Adams County, Ohio: From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. E B. Stivers. p. 457. 
  5. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 415. 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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