Washington Township, Coshocton County, Ohio

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Washington Township, Coshocton County, Ohio
The Chalfant Church
Location of Washington Township in Coshocton County
Location of Washington Township in Coshocton County
Coordinates: 40°11′54″N 82°2′59″W / 40.19833°N 82.04972°W / 40.19833; -82.04972Coordinates: 40°11′54″N 82°2′59″W / 40.19833°N 82.04972°W / 40.19833; -82.04972
Country United States
State Ohio
County Coshocton
 • Total 24.07 sq mi (62.35 km2)
 • Land 24.05 sq mi (62.29 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation[1] 820 ft (250 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 760
 • Density 32/sq mi (12.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-81172[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085930[1]

Washington Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Coshocton County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 760.[3]


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

No municipalities are located in Washington Township, although the unincorporated community of Wakatomika lies at the center of the township.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of forty-three Washington Townships statewide.[4]

Washington Township was organized in 1811,[5] and its first mill was built one year later.[6]


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,[7] 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): Washington township, Coshocton County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ Hunt, William Ellis (1876). Historical Collections of Coshocton County, Ohio. R. Clarke & Company. p. 3. 
  6. ^ Graham, Albert Adams (1881). History of Coshocton County, Ohio: Its Past and Present, 1740-1881. A. A. Graham. p. 616. 
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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