Place:Jefferson, Logan, Ohio, United States

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NameJefferson
Alt namesJeffersonsource: WeRelate abbreviation
TypeTownship
Located inLogan, Ohio, United States
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Jefferson Township is one of the seventeen townships of Logan County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,946 people in the township.

Name and history

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It is one of twenty-four Jefferson Townships statewide.

Jefferson Township was formed in 1813 from Zane Township. It was one of the earliest parts of Logan County to be settled: its first settler was Isaac Zane, who arrived in 1800 and built the first house in what is now Zanesfield in 1811, and the Marmons who arrived in the township in 1805 were the first white families to live in the county. Because a significant percentage of the early settlers were Quakers, the township was once home to a large number of African Americans. Today, the township is the location of Goshen Friends Church, the oldest church in Logan County, and of the Martin Marmon House, one of the best examples of early nineteenth-century Quaker architecture in Ohio.[1]

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