Newcastle Township, Coshocton County, Ohio

Newcastle Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Coshocton County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 475.[3]

Newcastle Township, Coshocton County, Ohio
Post office at Walhonding
Post office at Walhonding
Location of Newcastle Township in Coshocton County
Location of Newcastle Township in Coshocton County
Coordinates: 40°20′51″N 82°8′7″W / 40.34750°N 82.13528°W / 40.34750; -82.13528Coordinates: 40°20′51″N 82°8′7″W / 40.34750°N 82.13528°W / 40.34750; -82.13528
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyCoshocton
Area
 • Total25.83 sq mi (66.89 km2)
 • Land25.81 sq mi (66.86 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation820 ft (250 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total475
 • Density18/sq mi (7.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-54376[2]
GNIS feature ID1085923[1]

GeographyEdit

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

No municipalities are located in Newcastle Township, although the unincorporated communities of Walhonding and Newcastle lie in the northern and southwestern parts of the township respectively.

Name and historyEdit

It is the only Newcastle Township statewide.[4]

Newcastle Township was organized in 1811.[5] Newcastle Township, also historically spelled New Castle, was named after New Castle, Delaware.[6]

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,[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.

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. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Newcastle township, Coshocton County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 3, 2015. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  5. ^ Hunt, William Ellis (1876). Historical Collections of Coshocton County, Ohio. R. Clarke & Company. pp. 3.
  6. ^ Graham, Albert Adams (1881). History of Coshocton County, Ohio: Its Past and Present, 1740-1881. A. A. Graham. pp. 565.
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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