Genoa Township, Delaware County, Ohio

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Genoa Township, Delaware County, Ohio
Location of Genoa Township in Delaware County
Location of Genoa Township in Delaware County
Coordinates: 40°10′4″N 82°54′26″W / 40.16778°N 82.90722°W / 40.16778; -82.90722Coordinates: 40°10′4″N 82°54′26″W / 40.16778°N 82.90722°W / 40.16778; -82.90722
Country United States
State Ohio
County Delaware
 • Total 21.1 sq mi (54.7 km2)
 • Land 17.8 sq mi (46.0 km2)
 • Water 3.4 sq mi (8.7 km2)
Elevation[1] 928 ft (283 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 11,293
 • Density 635.8/sq mi (245.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-29694[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086047[1]

Genoa Township is one of the eighteen townships of Delaware County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 11,293 people in the township.[3]


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

Part of the city of Westerville is located in southern Genoa Township.

The Highland Lakes and Medallion areas constitute a significant portion of the largely developed southern portion of the township. The northern half of Genoa Township is still generally rural, but beginning to be developed as well. Genoa Township is one of the fastest growing areas near Columbus.[citation needed]

Name and history[edit]

Genoa Township was founded in 1816. It was named after Genoa, in Italy.[4] Unlike its namesake, the township's name is pronounced with the stress on the second syllable, as ge-NO-a.

It is the only Genoa Township statewide.[5]


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.

Public services[edit]


The township is served by Big Walnut Local School District, Olentangy Local School District, and Westerville City School District, all fast-growing districts.


Emergency medical services in Genoa Township are provided by the Genoa Township Fire Department.


  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. ^ History of Delaware County and Ohio. O. L. Baskin & Company. 1880. p. 601. 
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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