Rome Township, Lawrence County, Ohio


Rome Township, Lawrence County, Ohio

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Rome Township, Ohio
settlement_type = Township
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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 = 88.1
area_land_km2 = 87.4
area_water_km2 = 0.7
area_total_sq_mi = 34.0
area_land_sq_mi = 33.7
area_water_sq_mi = 0.3

population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 8694
population_density_km2 = 99.5
population_density_sq_mi = 257.6

timezone = Eastern (EST)
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timezone_DST = EDT
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elevation_m = 239
elevation_ft = 784
latd = 38 |latm = 29 |lats = 9 |latNS = N
longd = 82 |longm = 20 |longs = 11 |longEW = W

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Rome Township is one of the fourteen townships of Lawrence County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 8,694 people in the township, 8,366 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.]

Geography

Located in the southwestern corner of the county along the Ohio River, it borders the following townships:
*Guyan Township, Gallia County - north
*Union Township - southwest
*Windsor Township - west
*Mason Township - northwest corner

Cabell County, West Virginia lies across the Ohio River to the east and south.

It is the farthest upstream of Lawrence County's Ohio River townships.

Athalia, the second-smallest village in Lawrence County, is located midway along Rome Township's shoreline.

Name and history

Statewide, other Rome Townships are located in Ashtabula and Athens 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 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]


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