Scioto Township, Ross County, Ohio

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Scioto Township, Ross County, Ohio
Oak Hill, built 1840
Oak Hill, built 1840
Location of Scioto Township in Ross County
Location of Scioto Township in Ross County
Coordinates: 39°19′51″N 82°58′58″W / 39.33083°N 82.98278°W / 39.33083; -82.98278Coordinates: 39°19′51″N 82°58′58″W / 39.33083°N 82.98278°W / 39.33083; -82.98278
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyRoss
Area
 • Total41.0 sq mi (106.1 km2)
 • Land39.6 sq mi (102.4 km2)
 • Water1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
Elevation715 ft (218 m)
Population
 • Total27,735
 • Density701.2/sq mi (270.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-70898[2]
GNIS feature ID1086903[1]

Scioto Township is one of the sixteen townships of Ross County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 27,735 people in the township, 5,940 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

Much of central Scioto Township is occupied by the city of Chillicothe, the county seat of Ross County, while some of the area that remains is occupied by the census-designated place of North Fork Village.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of five Scioto Townships statewide.[4]

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,[5] 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. ^ Ross County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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