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Jefferson Township, Fayette County, Ohio

Jefferson Township is one of the ten townships of Fayette County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 2,636,[3] of whom 1,419 lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[4]

Jefferson Township, Fayette County, Ohio
Countryside in western Jefferson Township
Countryside in western Jefferson Township
Location of Jefferson Township in Fayette County
Location of Jefferson Township in Fayette County
Coordinates: 39°39′7″N 83°34′20″W / 39.65194°N 83.57222°W / 39.65194; -83.57222Coordinates: 39°39′7″N 83°34′20″W / 39.65194°N 83.57222°W / 39.65194; -83.57222
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyFayette
Area
 • Total61.1 sq mi (158.2 km2)
 • Land61.0 sq mi (158.0 km2)
 • Water0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation1,050 ft (320 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total2,636
 • Density43/sq mi (16.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-38598[2]
GNIS feature ID1086089[1]

GeographyEdit

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

Two villages are located in Jefferson Township: Jeffersonville, the second largest municipality in Fayette County, in the center, and part of Octa in the southwest.

Name and historyEdit

It is one of twenty-four Jefferson Townships statewide.[5]

GovernmentEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

  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 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Jefferson township, Fayette County, Ohio". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Remainder of Jefferson township, Jefferson township, Fayette County, Ohio". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
  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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