Westland Township, Guernsey County, Ohio

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Westland Township, Guernsey County, Ohio
Township
Barnett-Criss House, built 1875
Location of Westland Township in Guernsey County
Location of Westland Township in Guernsey County
Coordinates: 39°58′25″N 81°41′4″W / 39.97361°N 81.68444°W / 39.97361; -81.68444Coordinates: 39°58′25″N 81°41′4″W / 39.97361°N 81.68444°W / 39.97361; -81.68444
Country United States
State Ohio
County Guernsey
Area
 • Total 25.4 sq mi (65.7 km2)
 • Land 25.3 sq mi (65.5 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 915 ft (279 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,073
 • Density 82/sq mi (31.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-83664[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086193[1]

Westland Township is one of the nineteen townships of Guernsey County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 2,073,[3] up from 1,931 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Westland Township.

Name and history[edit]

Westland Township was established in 1810.[4] It is the only Westland Township statewide.[5]

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,[6] 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): Westland 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. 332. 
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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