Dodson Township, Highland County, Ohio
|Dodson Township, Highland County, Ohio|
|Lynchburg-Clay High School|
|Location of Dodson Township in Highland County
Location of Dodson Township in Highland County
|• Total||26.3 sq mi (68.0 km2)|
|• Land||26.3 sq mi (68.0 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,020 ft (311 m)|
|• Density||95.7/sq mi (37.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086302|
Dodson Township is one of the seventeen townships of Highland County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,514 people in the township, 1,166 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.
Located in the northwestern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Clark Township, Clinton County - north
- Union Township - northeast
- Hamer Township - southeast
- Salem Township - south
- Perry Township, Brown County - west
- Jefferson Township, Clinton County - northwest
The village of Lynchburg is located in northern Dodson Township.
Name and history
It is the only Dodson Township statewide.
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.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Highland County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
- "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
- §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
- County website Dead Link