Somerset Township, Belmont County, Ohio

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Somerset Township, Belmont County, Ohio
Township
Hill country in the central part of the township
Hill country in the central part of the township
Location of Somerset Township in Belmont County
Location of Somerset Township in Belmont County
Coordinates: 39°54′21″N 81°11′12″W / 39.90583°N 81.18667°W / 39.90583; -81.18667Coordinates: 39°54′21″N 81°11′12″W / 39.90583°N 81.18667°W / 39.90583; -81.18667
Country United States
State Ohio
County Belmont
Area
 • Total 34.8 sq mi (90.1 km2)
 • Land 34.6 sq mi (89.5 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,257 ft (383 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,245
 • Density 36/sq mi (13.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-72970[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085785[1]

Somerset Township is one of the sixteen townships of Belmont County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 1,245 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Somerset Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Somerset Township statewide.[4]

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,[5] 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): Somerset township, Belmont County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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