Smith Township, Belmont County, Ohio

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Smith Township, Belmont County, Ohio
Township
The James Kinney Farmhouse, built 1863
The James Kinney Farmhouse, built 1863
Location of Smith Township in Belmont County
Location of Smith Township in Belmont County
Coordinates: 40°0′16″N 80°56′31″W / 40.00444°N 80.94194°W / 40.00444; -80.94194Coordinates: 40°0′16″N 80°56′31″W / 40.00444°N 80.94194°W / 40.00444; -80.94194
Country United States
State Ohio
County Belmont
Area
 • Total 36.2 sq mi (93.8 km2)
 • Land 36.1 sq mi (93.4 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,135 ft (346 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,543
 • Density 43/sq mi (16.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-72736[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085784[1]

Smith Township is one of the sixteen townships of Belmont County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 1,543 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Smith Township, although two unincorporated communities are located in the township: Jacobsburg in the southeast, and Warnock in the north.

Name and history[edit]

Smith Township was possibly named for William Smith, who built the first gristmill in the township about 1805.[4]

Statewide, the only other Smith Township is located in Mahoning County.

In 1833, Smith Township contained a number of gristmills, saw mills, fulling mills, and carding machines.[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): Smith township, Belmont County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ McKelvey, A. T. (1903). Centennial History of Belmont County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens. Biographical Publishing Company. p. 283. 
  5. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 422. 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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