Harrison Township, Gallia County, Ohio

Harrison Township, Gallia County, Ohio
Agricultural scene south of Northup
Agricultural scene south of Northup
Location of Harrison Township in Gallia County
Location of Harrison Township in Gallia County
Coordinates: 38°43′19″N 82°17′43″W / 38.72194°N 82.29528°W / 38.72194; -82.29528
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyGallia
Area
 • Total31.3 sq mi (81.0 km2)
 • Land31.2 sq mi (80.8 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation853 ft (260 m)
Population
 • Total959
 • Density31/sq mi (12/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-33824
GNIS feature ID1086139

Harrison Township is one of the fifteen townships of Gallia County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2020 census the population was 959.

Geography

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

No municipalities are located in Harrison Township.

Name and history

It is one of nineteen Harrison Townships 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 fiscal officer, 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.

Public services

Education

The bulk of the township is served by the Gallia County Local School District, except for a small area in the northern extremity of the township, which lies within the Gallipolis City School District.

Transportation

The township is served by State Routes 218 and 790. Hannan Trace Road, one of the oldest roads in Ohio, having originally been laid out in 1798 by Thomas Hannan under contract with the federal government, is also one of the main roads in the township. It was originally one of the main highways connecting Chillicothe and points east during the time period when Chillicothe served as the capital of the Northwest Territory and the first capital of Ohio.


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