Short Creek Township, Harrison County, Ohio
|Short Creek Township, Harrison County, Ohio|
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
|• Total||30.6 sq mi (79.3 km2)|
|• Land||30.5 sq mi (79.0 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)|
|Elevation||945 ft (288 m)|
|• Density||33.2/sq mi (12.8/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086283|
Short Creek Township is one of the fifteen townships of Harrison County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,012 people in the township, 614 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.
Located in the southeastern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Green Township - north
- Smithfield Township, Jefferson County - northeast
- Mount Pleasant Township, Jefferson County - east
- Colerain Township, Belmont County - southeast corner
- Wheeling Township, Belmont County - south
- Athens Township - southwest
- Cadiz Township - northwest
Name and history
It is the only Short Creek Township statewide.
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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- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Harrison County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
- "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
- §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.