is one of the fourteen townships
of Athens County
, United States
. The 2000 census
found 3,797 people in the township, 2,730 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.
Located in the northwestern part of the county, it borders the following townships:
Several populated places are located in Dover Township:
Much of the township is part of the Wayne National Forest.
Name and history
Statewide, other Dover Townships are located in Fulton
, and Union
Coal mining has historically been important in Dover Township, which was the site of the Millfield Mine disaster of 1930.
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.