Valley Township, Guernsey County, Ohio

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Valley Township, Guernsey County, Ohio
Bethel Methodist Church
Location of Valley Township in Guernsey County
Location of Valley Township in Guernsey County
Coordinates: 39°54′53″N 81°32′47″W / 39.91472°N 81.54639°W / 39.91472; -81.54639Coordinates: 39°54′53″N 81°32′47″W / 39.91472°N 81.54639°W / 39.91472; -81.54639
Country United States
State Ohio
County Guernsey
 • Total 22.6 sq mi (58.6 km2)
 • Land 22.6 sq mi (58.5 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 797 ft (243 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,263
 • Density 100/sq mi (38.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-79156[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086191[1]

Valley Township is one of the nineteen townships of Guernsey County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 2,263,[3] of whom 1,816 lived in the unincorporated portion.


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

The village of Pleasant City is located in central Valley Township. As well, two unincorporated communities lie in the township: Buffalo in the east, and Derwent at its center.

Name and history[edit]

Valley Township was organized in 1815.[4] Statewide, the only other Valley Township is located in Scioto County.


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.


  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): Valley 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. 349. 
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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