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Carthage Township, Athens County, Ohio


Dec 17, 2021

Carthage Township is one of the fourteen townships of Athens County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 1,532 people in the township.[3]

Township in Ohio, United States
Carthage Township, Athens County, Ohio

U.S. Route 50/State Route 32 just south of Guysville

Location of Carthage Township in Athens County


Country United States
State Ohio
County Athens

  Total 38.6 sq mi (100.0 km2)
  Land 38.5 sq mi (99.8 km2)
  Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)

860 ft (262 m)

  Total 1,532
  Density 40/sq mi (15.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 39-12336[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085753[1]

. . . Carthage Township, Athens County, Ohio . . .

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

No municipalities are located in Carthage Township, although the unincorporated community of Lottridge lies in the township’s center.

Carthage Township was organized in 1819.[4]

It is the only Carthage 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,[5] 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.

  1. “US Board on Geographic Names”. United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. “U.S. Census website”. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. “Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Carthage township, Athens County, Ohio”. U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved July 10, 2013.
  4. Walker, Charles Manning (1869). History of Athens County, Ohio, And, Incidentally, of the Ohio Land Company and the First Settlement of the State at Marietta. Robert Clarke & Company. pp. 451.
  5. §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

. . . Carthage Township, Athens County, Ohio . . .

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