Spencer Township, Guernsey County, Ohio

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Spencer Township, Guernsey County, Ohio
A farmstead on State Route 146 west of Cumberland
A farmstead on State Route 146 west of Cumberland
Location of Spencer Township in Guernsey County
Location of Spencer Township in Guernsey County
Coordinates: 39°51′32″N 81°39′9″W / 39.85889°N 81.65250°W / 39.85889; -81.65250Coordinates: 39°51′32″N 81°39′9″W / 39.85889°N 81.65250°W / 39.85889; -81.65250
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyGuernsey
Area
 • Total29.6 sq mi (76.6 km2)
 • Land29.5 sq mi (76.5 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation902 ft (275 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,071
 • Density36/sq mi (14.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-73986[2]
GNIS feature ID1086190[1]

Spencer Township is one of the nineteen townships of Guernsey County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 1,071,[3] of whom 704 lived in the unincorporated portion.

Geography[edit]

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

The village of Cumberland is located in southern Spencer Township.

Name and history[edit]

Spencer Township was organized in 1819.[4] Statewide, other Spencer Townships are located in Allen, Lucas, and Medina counties.

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): Spencer township, Guernsey County, Ohio". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  4. ^ Sarchet, Cyrus Parkinson Beatty (1911). History of Guernsey County, Ohio, Volume 1. B.F. Bowen & Company. p. 324.
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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