Ross Township, Jefferson County, Ohio

Ross Township is one of the fourteen townships of Jefferson County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 721 people in the township.[3]

Ross Township, Jefferson County, Ohio
One lane bridge over Yellow Creek on County Road 53
Location of Ross Township in Jefferson County
Coordinates: 40°29′56″N 80°47′42″W
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyJefferson
Area
  Total30.9 sq mi (80.1 km2)
  Land30.9 sq mi (80.0 km2)
  Water0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation1,043 ft (318 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Total721
  Density23.3/sq mi (9.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-68644[2]
GNIS feature ID1086381[1]

Geography

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

No municipalities are located in Ross Township.

Name and history

Ross Township was founded in 1812. It was named for James Ross.[4]

Statewide, other Ross Townships are located in Butler and Greene counties.

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,[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

  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. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  4. Doyle, Joseph Beatty (1910). 20th Century History of Steubenville and Jefferson County, Ohio and Representative Citizens. Richmond-Arnold Publishing Company. p. 530.
  5. §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
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