Pleasant Township, Knox County, Ohio

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Pleasant Township, Ohio
Location of Pleasant Township in Knox County.
Location of Pleasant Township in Knox County.
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Country United States
State Ohio
County Knox
 • Total 18.2 sq mi (47.0 km2)
 • Land 18.2 sq mi (47.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,178 ft (359 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,362
 • Density 130.1/sq mi (50.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-63310[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086412[1]

Pleasant Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Knox County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,362 people in the township.[3]


Located in the center of the county, it borders the following townships:

Part of the city of Mount Vernon, the county seat of Knox County, occupies parts of northwestern Pleasant Township.

Name and history

Pleasant Township was established on March 9, 1825, and was named for its scenic landscapes. On December 7, 1838 the county commissioners split off the northeast quarter of the township to create College Township in honor of Kenyon College. There are no incorporated villages in the township, but the unincorporated community of Hunt once had a store and post office near the only railroad station in the township along what was then the Sandusky, Mansfield and Newark Railroad (later, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad).[4]

It is one of fifteen Pleasant Townships statewide.[5]


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.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Knox County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. Graham, Albert Adams (1881). History of Knox County, Ohio: Its Past and Present, Containing a Condensed, Comprehensive History of Ohio. A. A. Graham & Company. p. 545.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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