Berkshire Township, Delaware County, Ohio

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Berkshire Township, Delaware County, Ohio
Township
Location of Berkshire Township in Delaware County
Location of Berkshire Township in Delaware County
Coordinates: 40°13′56″N 82°53′26″W / 40.23222°N 82.89056°W / 40.23222; -82.89056Coordinates: 40°13′56″N 82°53′26″W / 40.23222°N 82.89056°W / 40.23222; -82.89056
Country United States
State Ohio
County Delaware
Area
 • Total 21.9 sq mi (56.6 km2)
 • Land 21.6 sq mi (55.9 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation[1] 928 ft (283 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,251
 • Density 104.2/sq mi (40.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-05774[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086042[1]

Berkshire Township is one of the eighteen townships of Delaware County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,251 people in the township, 1,946 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

Two villages are located in Berkshire Township: Galena in the south, and most of Sunbury in the east.

History[edit]

It is the only Berkshire Township statewide.

Berkshire Township was settled by Colonel Moses Byxbe in 1806 and named for Byxbe's former home of Berkshire County, Massachusetts.[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.

Public services[edit]

Emergency medical services in Berkshire Township are provided by the Delaware County EMS.[6]

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. ^ Delaware County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, Or a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 93. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
  6. ^ Delaware County EMS

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