Muskingum Township, Washington County, Ohio


Muskingum Township, Washington County, Ohio
Muskingum Township, Ohio
—  Township  —
Municipalities and townships of Washington County.
Coordinates: 39°28′30″N 81°28′27″W / 39.475°N 81.47417°W / 39.475; -81.47417Coordinates: 39°28′30″N 81°28′27″W / 39.475°N 81.47417°W / 39.475; -81.47417
Country United States
State Ohio
County Washington
Area
 – Total 22.2 sq mi (57.4 km2)
 – Land 21.3 sq mi (55.3 km2)
 – Water 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 620 ft (189 m)
Population (2000)
 – Total 4,627
 – Density 216.9/sq mi (83.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-53452[2]
GNIS feature ID 1087140[1]

Muskingum Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Washington County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 4,627 people in the township.[3]

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Geography

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

Small portions of the county seat of Marietta are located in southern Muskingum Township, and much of the central part of the township is occupied by the census-designated place of Devola.

Name and history

Statewide, the only other Muskingum Township is located in Muskingum County.

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,[4] 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.

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