White Eyes Township, Coshocton County, Ohio

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
White Eyes Township, Coshocton County, Ohio
Township
A decorated barn near Ohio State Route 93
A decorated barn near Ohio State Route 93
Location of White Eyes Township in Coshocton County
Location of White Eyes Township in Coshocton County
Coordinates: 40°20′26″N 81°45′5″W / 40.34056°N 81.75139°W / 40.34056; -81.75139Coordinates: 40°20′26″N 81°45′5″W / 40.34056°N 81.75139°W / 40.34056; -81.75139
Country United States
State Ohio
County Coshocton
Area
 • Total 25.55 sq mi (66.18 km2)
 • Land 25.53 sq mi (66.13 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation[1] 850 ft (259 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,194
 • Density 47/sq mi (18.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-84714[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085931[1]

White Eyes Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Coshocton County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 1,194.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in White Eyes Township, although the unincorporated community of Fresno lies in the eastern part of the township.

Name and history[edit]

White Eyes Township was organized in 1823.[4][5] It was named for White Eyes, a Lenape (Delaware) chief who lived in the Tuscarawas valley.[6]

It is the only White Eyes Township statewide.[7]

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,[8] 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): White Eyes township, Coshocton County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
  4. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary. Scott and Wright. p. 491. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  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. 619. 
  7. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  8. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

External links[edit]