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Bratton Township, Adams County, Ohio

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Country  United States
County  Adams
FIPS code  39-08350
Elevation  279 m
Population  1,461 (2010)
State  Ohio
Time zone  Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID  1085674
Local time  Thursday 2:31 PM
Bratton Township, Adams County, Ohio
Weather  4°C, Wind W at 24 km/h, 51% Humidity
Area  83.24 km² (83.19 km² Land / 5 ha Water)

Bratton Township is one of the fifteen townships of Adams County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census there were 1,461 people living in the township.


Map of Bratton Township, OH, USA

The Great Serpent Mound, a serpent-shaped effigy mound of the Fort Ancient culture, is located within Bratton Township, along with much of the Serpent Mound crater.


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

  • Brushcreek Township, Highland County - north
  • Mifflin Township, Pike County - northeast corner
  • Franklin Township - east
  • Meigs Township - south
  • Scott Township - west
  • Jackson Township, Highland County - northwest
  • No municipalities are located in Bratton Township.


    Bratton Township was organized in 1877. It is named for John Bratton, an early and prominent settler.

    It is the only Bratton Township statewide.


    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.


    Bratton Township, Adams County, Ohio Wikipedia

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