Short Creek Township, Harrison County, Ohio

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Short Creek Township, Harrison County, Ohio
Township
This old bridge across South Branch Short Creek next to U.S. Route 250 led to the Georgetown Mine.
This old bridge across South Branch Short Creek next to U.S. Route 250 led to the Georgetown Mine.
Location of Short Creek Township in Harrison County
Location of Short Creek Township in Harrison County
Coordinates: 40°12′33″N 80°54′38″W / 40.20917°N 80.91056°W / 40.20917; -80.91056Coordinates: 40°12′33″N 80°54′38″W / 40.20917°N 80.91056°W / 40.20917; -80.91056
Country United States
State Ohio
County Harrison
Area
 • Total 30.6 sq mi (79.3 km2)
 • Land 30.1 sq mi (78.0 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Elevation[1] 945 ft (288 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,090
 • Density 36/sq mi (14.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code 43907
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-72361[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086283[1]

Short Creek Township is one of the fifteen townships of Harrison County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 1,090,[3] of whom 732 lived in the unincorporated portion of the township.[4]

Geography[edit]

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

Two incorporated villages are located in Short Creek Township: Adena in the northeast, and Harrisville in the southeast.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Short Creek Township statewide.[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 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Short Creek township, Harrison County, Ohio". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved December 29, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Remainder of Short Creek township, Short Creek township, Harrison County, Ohio". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved December 29, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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