is one of the eleven townships
of Hocking County
, United States
. The 2000 census
found 11,409 people in the township, 5,010 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.
Falls Township consists of two disconnected portions in the center and northeast of the county, separated by a short distance. While many Ohio townships are composed of disjointed pieces due to municipal annexations, separation only by other townships is very uncommon.
Its northeastern portion borders the following townships:
Its southwestern portion borders the following townships:
The majority of the city of Logan, the county seat of Hocking County, is located in the southwestern portion of Falls Township.
Name and history
Statewide, the only other Falls Township is located in Muskingum County
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.