York Township, Morgan County, Ohio
|York Township, Morgan County, Ohio|
Location of York Township in Morgan County
|• Total||24.5 sq mi (63.6 km2)|
|• Land||24.5 sq mi (63.5 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||909 ft (277 m)|
|• Density||39.1/sq mi (15.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086696|
Located in the northwestern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Clay Township, Muskingum County - north, west of Brush Creek Township
- Brush Creek Township, Muskingum County - north, east of Clay Township
- Harrison Township, Muskingum County - northeast
- Bloom Township - east
- Deerfield Township - south
- Bearfield Township, Perry County - southwest
- Harrison Township, Perry County - west
It is the most westerly township in Morgan County.
Name and history
The oldest settlement in Morgan County and York Township, Deavertown, celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2010. The village was originally called New Market, but the name was changed in 1827 in honor of its founder, Levi Deaver (1782-1878). Its location is 39.733,-82.033.
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, 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.
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