Clark Township, Clinton County, Ohio
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|Clark Township, Ohio|
|- Total||36.9 sq mi (95.5 km²)|
|- Land||36.9 sq mi (95.5 km²)|
|- Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km²)|
|Elevation ||1,073 ft (327 m)|
|- Density||50.5/sq mi (19.5/km²)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|- Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1085878|
Clark Township is one of the thirteen townships of Clinton County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,861 people in the township, 1,419 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township, up from 1,581 in 1990.
Located in the southern part of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Washington Township - north
- Green Township - northeast
- Union Township, Highland County - southeast
- Dodson Township, Highland County - south
- Jefferson Township - southwest
The entire township lies in the Virginia Military District. Clinton County's "bootheel", the odd piece of land jutting into Highland County added to bring Clinton County to the constitutionally mandated 400-square-mile (1,000 km2) area, is in the township.
The village of Martinsville is located in northern Clark Township.
Name and history
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. The trustees and clerk are chosen in non-partisan elections. Vacancies in the clerkship or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees.
- Clinton County Historical Society. Clinton County, Ohio, 1982. Wilmington, Ohio: The Society, 1982.
- Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. 6th ed. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme, 2001. ISBN 0-89933-281-1
- Ohio. Secretary of State. The Ohio municipal and township roster, 2002-2003. Columbus, Ohio: The Secretary, 2003.