Waterford Township, Washington County, Ohio

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Waterford Township, Washington County, Ohio
Street scene in Coal Run
Street scene in Coal Run
Location of Waterford Township in Washington County
Location of Waterford Township in Washington County
Coordinates: 39°33′5″N 81°38′58″W / 39.55139°N 81.64944°W / 39.55139; -81.64944Coordinates: 39°33′5″N 81°38′58″W / 39.55139°N 81.64944°W / 39.55139; -81.64944
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyWashington
Area
 • Total38.8 sq mi (100.5 km2)
 • Land37.6 sq mi (97.4 km2)
 • Water1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
Elevation807 ft (246 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total3,708
 • Density98.6/sq mi (38.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
45786
Area code(s)740
FIPS code39-81774[2]
GNIS feature ID1087145[1]

Waterford Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Washington County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 3,708 people in the township, 2,426 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

The village of Beverly is located in central Beverly Township, and the unincorporated communities of Coal Run and Waterford lie in the township's northeast and south.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Waterford 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. ^ Washington County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  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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