Union Township, Scioto County, Ohio

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Union Township, Scioto County, Ohio
Township
Location of Union Township in Scioto County
Location of Union Township in Scioto County
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Country United States
State Ohio
County Scioto
Area
 • Total 50.1 sq mi (129.8 km2)
 • Land 50.1 sq mi (129.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 764 ft (233 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,241
 • Density 45/sq mi (17/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-78554[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086936[1]

Union Township is one of the sixteen townships of Scioto County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census counted 2,241 people in the township.[3]

Geography

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

No municipalities are located in Union Township.

Name and history

It is one of twenty-seven Union Townships statewide.[4]

Union Township was organized on August 9, 1803.[5]

In 1833, Union Township contained one forge and finery for making iron, three gristmills and four saw mills, one store, and one tannery.[6]

Government

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.

References

  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. "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Union township, Scioto County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 30, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Portsmouth Area Resource Guide, 2007-2008". The Community Common. 2007-07-29. p. 6. |access-date= requires |url= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 454. Retrieved 12 December 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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