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Salem Township, Jefferson County, Ohio

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Country  United States
County  Jefferson
FIPS code  39-69876
Elevation  379 m
Local time  Wednesday 7:32 AM
State  Ohio
Time zone  Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID  1086382
Population  3,162 (2000)
Salem Township, Jefferson County, Ohio
Weather  7°C, Wind N at 10 km/h, 78% Humidity
Area  94.79 km² (94.53 km² Land / 26 ha Water)

Salem Township is one of the fourteen townships of Jefferson County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 3,162 people in the township, 2,691 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.


Map of Salem Township, OH, USA


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

  • Ross Township - north
  • Knox Township - northeast corner
  • Island Creek Township - east
  • Cross Creek Township - southeast corner
  • Wayne Township - south
  • German Township, Harrison County - southwest
  • Springfield Township - northwest
  • The village of Richmond is located in northeastern Salem Township, and the unincorporated community of East Springfield lies in the northwestern part of the township.

    Name and history

    Salem Township was founded in 1807.

    It is one of fourteen Salem Townships 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.


    Salem Township, Jefferson County, Ohio Wikipedia

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