is one of the fourteen townships
of Lawrence County
, United States
. The 2000 census
found 9,002 people in the township, 7,540 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township. Ohio State University
, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
Located in the southeastern part of the county along the Ohio River
, it borders the following townships:
, West Virginia
lies across the Ohio River to the south.
It is located upstream of most of the rest of Lawrence County's Ohio River townships.
Two villages are located along the shoreline of Union Township: Proctorville
far upstream, and Chesapeake
in the center.
Name and history
It is one of twenty-seven Union 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,, , and of the Ohio Revised Code
. Accessed 4/30/2009. 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... Read More