Perry Township, Gallia County, Ohio

Perry Township, Gallia County, Ohio
Davis Mill, a township landmark
Davis Mill, a township landmark
Location of Perry Township in Gallia County
Location of Perry Township in Gallia County
Coordinates: 38°48′44″N 82°23′6″W / 38.81222°N 82.38500°W / 38.81222; -82.38500Coordinates: 38°48′44″N 82°23′6″W / 38.81222°N 82.38500°W / 38.81222; -82.38500
CountryUnited States
 • Total38.4 sq mi (99.4 km2)
 • Land38.1 sq mi (98.7 km2)
 • Water0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation617 ft (188 m)
 • Total1,595
 • Density42/sq mi (16.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-61854[2]
GNIS feature ID1086143[1]

Perry Township is one of the fifteen townships of Gallia County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 1,595,[3] up from 1,276 at the 2000 census.[4]


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

No municipalities are located in Perry Township, although the unincorporated community of Patriot is located in the township's southeast.

Name and history

It is one of twenty-six Perry Townships statewide.[5]

Perry Township was established in 1816. In 1833, Perry Township contained three gristmills and three saw mills.[6]


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,[7] 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.


  1. ^ a b "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. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Perry township, Gallia County, Ohio". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 12, 2017.
  4. ^ Gallia County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  6. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 366. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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