Meigs Township, Muskingum County, Ohio

Meigs Township is one of the twenty-five townships of Muskingum County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 173 people in the township.[3]

Meigs Township, Muskingum County, Ohio
Wooded landscape west of High Hill
Wooded landscape west of High Hill
Location of Meigs Township in Muskingum County
Location of Meigs Township in Muskingum County
Coordinates: 39°47′34″N 81°45′51″W / 39.79278°N 81.76417°W / 39.79278; -81.76417Coordinates: 39°47′34″N 81°45′51″W / 39.79278°N 81.76417°W / 39.79278; -81.76417
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyMuskingum
Area
 • Total37.5 sq mi (97.1 km2)
 • Land36.8 sq mi (95.4 km2)
 • Water0.6 sq mi (1.7 km2)
Elevation1,165 ft (355 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total180
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-48916[2]
GNIS feature ID1086726[1]

GeographyEdit

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

No municipalities are located in Meigs Township.

Name and historyEdit

Meigs Township was named after Meigs Creek.[4] Statewide, the only other Meigs Township is located in Adams County.

By the 1830s, Meigs Township had three gristmills and four saw mills.[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.

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1820284
18501,495
18601,5473.5%
18701,414−8.6%
18801,5288.1%
18901,446−5.4%
19001,291−10.7%
19101,035−19.8%
1920888−14.2%
1930714−19.6%
1940707−1.0%
1950540−23.6%
1960453−16.1%
1970281−38.0%
1980208−26.0%
1990165−20.7%
20001734.8%
20101804.0%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Muskingum County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Everhart, F.J. (1882). 1794. History of Muskingum County, Ohio, with illustrations and biographical sketches of prominent men and pioneers. F.J. Everhart & Co. p. 443.
  5. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary. Scott and Wright. pp. 306. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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