Wheeling Township, Guernsey County, Ohio

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Wheeling Township, Guernsey County, Ohio
Township
The Booth Homestead, built 1843
The Booth Homestead, built 1843
Location of Wheeling Township in Guernsey County
Location of Wheeling Township in Guernsey County
Coordinates: 40°11′8″N 81°35′43″W / 40.18556°N 81.59528°W / 40.18556; -81.59528Coordinates: 40°11′8″N 81°35′43″W / 40.18556°N 81.59528°W / 40.18556; -81.59528
Country United States
State Ohio
County Guernsey
Area
 • Total 32.2 sq mi (83.5 km2)
 • Land 32.2 sq mi (83.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 843 ft (257 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 686
 • Density 21/sq mi (8.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-84616[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086194[1]

Wheeling Township is one of the nineteen townships of Guernsey County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 686,[3] down from 752 at the 2000 census.[4]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Wheeling Township.

Name and history[edit]

Wheeling Township was established in 1810.[5] Statewide, the only other Wheeling Township is located in Belmont County.

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): Wheeling township, Guernsey County, Ohio". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 20, 2017. 
  4. ^ Guernsey County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  5. ^ Sarchet, Cyrus Parkinson Beatty (1911). History of Guernsey County, Ohio, Volume 1. B.F. Bowen & Company. p. 329. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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