Hinckley Township, Medina County, Ohio

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Hinckley Township, Medina County, Ohio
Township
Motto: "Small Town, Big Hearts"[1]
Municipalities and townships of Medina County
Municipalities and townships of Medina County
Coordinates: 41°14′31″N 81°44′8″W / 41.24194°N 81.73556°W / 41.24194; -81.73556Coordinates: 41°14′31″N 81°44′8″W / 41.24194°N 81.73556°W / 41.24194; -81.73556
Country United States
State Ohio
County Medina
Area
 • Total 26.9 sq mi (69.6 km2)
 • Land 26.7 sq mi (69.2 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation[2] 1,033 ft (315 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,646
 • Density 252.7/sq mi (97.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44233
Area code(s) 330
FIPS code 39-35644[3]
GNIS feature ID 1086595[2]

Hinckley Township is one of the seventeen townships of Medina County, Ohio, United States, located in the northeast corner of the county. The 2010 census found 7,646 people in the township..[4] [5]

Geography[edit]

Located in the northeast corner of the county, it borders the following townships and cities:

No municipalities are located in Hinckley Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Hinckley Township statewide.[6]

Buzzards[edit]

The township became known across Ohio and the United States as the home of the buzzards. On March 15 of every year, buzzards arrive in large flocks at the town, as if on a very exact biological clock. The town began celebrating the arrival of the birds in 1957, and today as many as 50,000 visitors visit the Hinckley Reservation in the town annually on "Buzzard Day" to witness the return of the avian residents. The event is used to mark the beginning of spring for Hinckley and the surrounding towns.[7]

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, 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 officer position or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hinckley Township". Hinckley Township. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ Medina County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  5. ^ [1] Ohio Research Office, May 2014.
  6. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  7. ^ "Buzzard Day". Official Hinckley Township website.

[1] Retrieved 2014-12-26

External links[edit]

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