Berlin Township, Knox County, Ohio

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Berlin Township, Ohio
Township
Location of Berlin Township in Knox County.
Location of Berlin Township in Knox County.
Coordinates: 40°31′6″N 82°30′17″W / 40.51833°N 82.50472°W / 40.51833; -82.50472Coordinates: 40°31′6″N 82°30′17″W / 40.51833°N 82.50472°W / 40.51833; -82.50472
Country United States
State Ohio
County Knox
Area
 • Total 19.2 sq mi (49.6 km2)
 • Land 18.4 sq mi (47.7 km2)
 • Water 0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,148 ft (350 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,789
 • Density 97.2/sq mi (37.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-05844[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086391[1]

Berlin Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Knox County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,789 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Berlin Township.

Name and history[edit]

Berlin Township was established in 1822.[4] It was named after Berlin, Connecticut, the hometown of many of its early settlers.[5]

Statewide, other Berlin Townships are located in Delaware, Erie, Holmes, and Mahoning counties.[6]

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,[7] 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. ^ Knox County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Graham, Albert Adams (1881). History of Knox County, Ohio: Its Past and Present, Containing a Condensed, Comprehensive History of Ohio. A. A. Graham & Company. p. 421. 
  5. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, Or a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 93. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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