Jefferson Township, Greene County, Ohio

Jefferson Township is one of the twelve townships of Greene County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the township population was 1,254,[3] of whom 942 lived in the unincorporated portion.

Jefferson Township, Greene County, Ohio
Location of Jefferson Township in Greene County
Coordinates: 39°35′12″N 83°43′56″W
CountryUnited States
  Total28.8 sq mi (74.7 km2)
  Land28.8 sq mi (74.5 km2)
  Water0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation1,050 ft (320 m)
  Density44/sq mi (16.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-38626[2]
GNIS feature ID1086168[1]


Located in the southeastern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:

The village of Bowersville is located in central Jefferson Township.

Name and history

Jefferson Township was organized in 1858.[4] It is named for Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States.[5]

It is one of twenty-four Jefferson Townships statewide.[6]


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.


  1. "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. "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Jefferson township, Greene County, Ohio". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 18, 2017.
  4. Broadstone, Michael A. (1918). History of Greene County, Ohio: Its People, Industries and Institutions, Volume 1. B.F. Bowen. p. 351.
  5. Greene County, 1803-1908. Aldine Publishing House. 1908. p. 101.
  6. "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  7. §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
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