Austinburg Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio

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Austinburg Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio
Township
Township building with fire department and church in the background
Township building with fire department and church in the background
Municipalities and townships of Ashtabula County
Municipalities and townships of Ashtabula County
Coordinates: 41°45′2″N 80°51′30″W / 41.75056°N 80.85833°W / 41.75056; -80.85833Coordinates: 41°45′2″N 80°51′30″W / 41.75056°N 80.85833°W / 41.75056; -80.85833
Country United States
State Ohio
County Ashtabula
Area
 • Total 25.0 sq mi (64.7 km2)
 • Land 24.8 sq mi (64.2 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation[1] 807 ft (246 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,197
 • Density 89/sq mi (34.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44010
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-03156[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085720[1]
Website www.austinburgtownship.org

Austinburg Township is one of the twenty-seven townships of Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 2,197 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the northwestern part of the county, it borders the following townships:

No municipalities are located in Austinburg Township, although the unincorporated community of Austinburg lies in the township's north.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Austinburg Township statewide.

The township was first settled by several people from Connecticut, who arrived in 1799. During the Civil War, the township was a location on the Underground Railroad.[4]

Government[edit]

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,[5] 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 of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Austinburg township, Ashtabula County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ Ashtabula County, Ohio Ashtabula County, 2007. Accessed 2007-05-28.
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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