- Perry Township, Lawrence County, Ohio
official_name = Perry Township, Ohio
settlement_type = Township
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Municipalities and townships of Lawrence County.
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 66.5
area_land_km2 = 66.4
area_water_km2 = 0.1
area_total_sq_mi = 25.7
area_land_sq_mi = 25.6
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 6813
population_density_km2 = 102.6
population_density_sq_mi = 265.8
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_footnotes = GR|3
elevation_m = 240
elevation_ft = 787
latd = 38 |latm = 28 |lats = 37 |latNS = N
longd = 82 |longm = 35 |longs = 26 |longEW = W
Perry Township is one of the fourteen townships of Lawrence County,
Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 6,813 people in the township, 5,476 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township. [ [http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/population/places.php?sid=41&fips=39087 Lawrence County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.]
It is located in the middle of Lawrence County's Ohio River townships.
The farthest southern point of Perry Township is occupied by part of South Point, the second-largest municipality in Lawrence County, and a tiny part of Coal Grove extends into western Perry Township. As well, the unincorporated community of Rock Camp is located in northwestern Perry Township.
Name and history
It is one of twenty-six Perry 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 clerk, 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 clerkship or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees.
The vast majority of educational services are provided by the Dawson-Bryant Local School District (K-12). However, the
Rock Hill Local School Districtalso serves portions of Perry Township, and offers preschool education.
* [http://www.lawrencecountyohio.org County website]
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