Edinburg Township, Portage County, Ohio

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Edinburg Township, Ohio
Township
Location within Portage County
Location within Portage County
Coordinates: 41°6′22″N 81°8′58″W / 41.10611°N 81.14944°W / 41.10611; -81.14944Coordinates: 41°6′22″N 81°8′58″W / 41.10611°N 81.14944°W / 41.10611; -81.14944
Country United States
State Ohio
County Portage
Area
 • Total 24.5 sq mi (63.4 km2)
 • Land 24.2 sq mi (62.6 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,181 ft (360 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,344
 • Density 96.9/sq mi (37.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44272 and 44266
Area code(s) 330
FIPS code 39-24584[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086826[1]
Interstate 76 travels through the woods and hills of Edinburg Township

Edinburg Township is one of the eighteen townships of Portage County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,344 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Edinburg Township.

Formed from the Connecticut Western Reserve, Edinburg Township covers an area of 24 sq mi (62 km2).

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Edinburg Township statewide.[4]

Edinburg Township is named for Lewis Eddy, an early resident. It was once known as Eddysburg.[5]

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,[6] 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. ^ Portage County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 114. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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