Hambden Township, Geauga County, Ohio

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This article is about the township in Geauga County in northeastern Ohio. For the southeastern Ohio village, see Hamden, Ohio.
Hambden Township, Geauga County, Ohio
Township
Motto: "The Community That Comes Together"
Municipalities and townships of Geauga County
Municipalities and townships of Geauga County
Coordinates: 41°36′14″N 81°9′19″W / 41.60389°N 81.15528°W / 41.60389; -81.15528Coordinates: 41°36′14″N 81°9′19″W / 41.60389°N 81.15528°W / 41.60389; -81.15528
Country United States
State Ohio
County Geauga
Area
 • Total 22.5 sq mi (58.3 km2)
 • Land 22.5 sq mi (58.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,302 ft (397 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 4,024
 • Density 179.0/sq mi (69.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-32914[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086153[1]

Hambden Township is one of the sixteen townships of Geauga County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 4,024 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

A small part of the city of Chardon, the county seat of Geauga County, is located in southwestern Hambden Township. The unincorporated settlement of Hambden[4] is located in the center, at the intersection of U.S. Route 6 and State Route 608.

Name and history[edit]

Founded in 1801 by Dr. Solomon Bond, for whom it was originally named,[5] it is the only Hambden Township statewide.[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.

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