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Salem Township, Muskingum County, Ohio

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Salem Township, Muskingum County, Ohio

Salem Township, Muskingum County, Ohio
Location of Salem Township in Muskingum County
Location of Salem Township in Muskingum County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Muskingum
 • Total 25.2 sq mi (65.3 km2)
 • Land 25.2 sq mi (65.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 856 ft (261 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 830
 • Density 32.9/sq mi (12.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-69932[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086732[1]

Salem Township is one of the twenty-five townships of Muskingum County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 830 people in the township, 703 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


  • Geography 1
  • Name and history 2
  • Government 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


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

The village of Adamsville is located in northwestern Salem Township.

Name and history

It is one of fourteen Salem Townships statewide.[4]

In 1833, Salem Township contained two churches, one flouring mill, and one saw mill.[5]


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,[6] 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.

The trustees elected in 2005 are Max Fox and Larry Wisecarver,[7] and the trustee and clerk elected in 2003 are Samuel Mitchell and S. Dean Reed.[8]


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  3. ^ Muskingum County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF).  
  5. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 402. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
  7. ^ Statement of Votes Cast, Muskingum County Board of Elections, p. 41. Created 2005-11-21, accessed 2007-10-14.
  8. ^ OFFICIAL CUMULATIVE REPORT, Muskingum County Board of Elections, 2003-11-18. Accessed 2007-10-14.

External links

  • County website
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