Raccoon Township, Gallia County, Ohio

Raccoon Township, Gallia County, Ohio
Wood Old Homestead, the Bob Evans Farm
Wood Old Homestead, the Bob Evans Farm
Location of Raccoon Township in Gallia County
Location of Raccoon Township in Gallia County
Coordinates: 38°53′50″N 82°23′7″W / 38.89722°N 82.38528°W / 38.89722; -82.38528Coordinates: 38°53′50″N 82°23′7″W / 38.89722°N 82.38528°W / 38.89722; -82.38528
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyGallia
Area
 • Total37.6 sq mi (97.5 km2)
 • Land37.1 sq mi (96.0 km2)
 • Water0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
Elevation669 ft (204 m)
Population
 • Total2,228
 • Density60/sq mi (23.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-65228
GNIS feature ID1086144

Raccoon Township is one of the fifteen townships of Gallia County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 2,228, of whom 1,295 lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.

Geography

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

Raccoon Creek forms its eastern border.

Two villages are located in Raccoon Township: Centerville, the smallest village in the county, in the west; and Rio Grande, the second largest village in the county, in the south.

Name and history

It is the only Raccoon Township statewide.

Raccoon Township was organized in 1806. In 1833, the township contained four gristmills, four saw mills, two carding machines, a fulling mill, and two distilleries.

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.


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