Wills Township, Guernsey County, Ohio

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Wills Township, Guernsey County, Ohio
Township
S bridge on the National Road, built 1828
S bridge on the National Road, built 1828
Location of Wills Township in Guernsey County
Location of Wills Township in Guernsey County
Coordinates: 40°1′1″N 81°25′19″W / 40.01694°N 81.42194°W / 40.01694; -81.42194Coordinates: 40°1′1″N 81°25′19″W / 40.01694°N 81.42194°W / 40.01694; -81.42194
Country  United States
State  Ohio
County Guernsey
Area
 • Total 36.47 sq mi (94.45 km2)
 • Land 36.45 sq mi (94.41 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation[1] 965 ft (294 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,613
 • Density 44/sq mi (17.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-85708[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086195[1]

Wills Township is one of the nineteen townships of Guernsey County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 1,613,[3] of whom 1,207 lived in the unincorporated portion.[4]

Geography[edit]

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

Two villages are located in Wills Township: part of Lore City in the southwestern corner, and Old Washington in the west.

Name and history[edit]

Wills Township was organized in 1810.[5] It is the only Wills Township statewide.[6]

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,[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.

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): Wills township, Guernsey County, Ohio". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 20, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Remainder of Wills township, Wills township, Guernsey County, Ohio". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 20, 2017. 
  5. ^ Sarchet, Cyrus Parkinson Beatty (1911). History of Guernsey County, Ohio, Volume 1. B.F. Bowen & Company. p. 341. 
  6. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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