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Bokes Creek Township,
Logan County, Ohio
—  Township  —
Wide fields in Bokes Creek Township, prone to flooding in bad weather
Location of Bokes Creek Township in Ohio
Municipalities and townships of Logan County
Coordinates: 40°27′13″N 83°33′39″W / 40.45361°N 83.56083°W / 40.45361; -83.56083
Country United States
State Ohio
County Logan
Area
 - Total 33.7 sq mi (87.4 km2)
 - Land 33.7 sq mi (87.3 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation [1] 1,079 ft (329 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 1,308
 - Density 38.8/sq mi (15.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) Area code 937
FIPS code 39-07552[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086482[1]

Bokes Creek Township is one of the seventeen townships of Logan County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,308 people in the township.[3]

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Geography

Located in the northeastern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:

Parts of the villages of West Mansfield and Ridgeway are located in southeastern and northern Bokes Creek Township respectively.

Name and history

It is the only Bokes Creek Township statewide.

Bokes Creek Township was formed in 1838 from Perry Township.

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. In the elections of November 2007, Darrell Ramsey[4] and Joseph Ramsey[5] were elected without opposition to the positions of township trustee and township fiscal officer respectively.

Transportation

State Routes 47 and 292 pass through Bokes Creek Township.

References

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ Logan County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 12 May 2007.
  4. ^ Examiner Staff, The. "Township Trustees: Township trustee results", Bellefontaine Examiner, 2007-11-07, p. 2.
  5. ^ Examiner Staff, The. "Township Trustees: Township fiscal officer", Bellefontaine Examiner, 2007-11-07, p. 2.

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