Walnut Township, Gallia County, Ohio

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Walnut Township, Gallia County, Ohio
Flagsprings Independent Community Church
Flagsprings Independent Community Church
Location of Walnut Township in Gallia County
Location of Walnut Township in Gallia County
Coordinates: 38°43′10″N 82°24′45″W / 38.71944°N 82.41250°W / 38.71944; -82.41250Coordinates: 38°43′10″N 82°24′45″W / 38.71944°N 82.41250°W / 38.71944; -82.41250
Country United States
State Ohio
County Gallia
 • Total 41.0 sq mi (106.3 km2)
 • Land 41.0 sq mi (106.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 886 ft (270 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 924
 • Density 22.5/sq mi (8.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-80584[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086146[1]

Walnut Township is one of the fifteen townships of Gallia County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 924 people in the township.[3]


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

No municipalities are located in Walnut Township.

Name and history[edit]

Statewide, other Walnut Townships are located in Fairfield and Pickaway counties, plus a Walnut Creek Township in Holmes County.

Walnut Township was organized in 1819. It was named for the walnut trees prevalent in the area.[4]


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. ^ Gallia County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 465. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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