Fayette Township, Lawrence County, Ohio

Fayette Township, Lawrence County, Ohio

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Fayette Township, Lawrence County, Ohio
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map_caption = Municipalities and townships of Lawrence County.


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Ohio
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Lawrence

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area_total_km2 = 71.5
area_land_km2 = 71.5
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area_total_sq_mi = 27.6
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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 9169
population_density_km2 = 128.3
population_density_sq_mi = 332.3

timezone = Eastern (EST)
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elevation_m = 263
elevation_ft = 863
latd = 38 |latm = 25 |lats = 32 |latNS = N
longd = 82 |longm = 32 |longs = 29 |longEW = W

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Fayette Township is one of the fourteen townships of Lawrence County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 9,169 people in the township, 6,750 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township. [ [http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/population/places.php?sid=41&fips=39087 Lawrence County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.] Fayette Township includes Ohio's most southerly point.

Geography

Located in the far southern part of the county along the Ohio River, it borders the following townships:
*Lawrence Township - north
*Windsor Township - southeast corner
*Union Township - east
*Perry Township - west

West Virginia lies across the Ohio River to the south: Cabell County in the far southeast, and Wayne County otherwise.

It is located in the middle of Lawrence County's Ohio River townships.

Part of South Point, the second-largest municipality in Lawrence County, is located along the downstream shoreline of Fayette County. Most of the rest of the shoreline is occupied by the census-designated place of Burlington.

Name and history

It is the only Fayette Township statewide.

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 clerk, 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 clerkship or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees.

References

External links

* [http://www.lawrencecountyohio.org County website]
* [http://www.fayettefire.org Fayette Township Fire Departments]


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