Huntsburg Township, Geauga County, Ohio
|Huntsburg Township, Geauga County, Ohio|
Huntsburg Township's government building
Municipalities and townships of Geauga County
|• Total||24.1 sq mi (62.5 km2)|
|• Land||23.6 sq mi (61.2 km2)|
|• Water||0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)|
|Elevation||1,260 ft (384 m)|
|• Density||139.6/sq mi (53.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086154|
Huntsburg Township is one of the sixteen townships of Geauga County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 3,637 people in the township. The township is the home of the Indian Hill Observatory, owned by the Chagrin Valley Astronomical Society. In 1932, the city of Akron started a reservoir project, seeking to supply the city with fresh water. Known as the East Branch Reservoir, it is situated primarily within Huntsburg Township with a portion also in Claridon Township. Trails around the reservoir are open to the public for recreation and managed by the Geauga Park District. It is known as Headwaters Park.
Located in the eastern part of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Montville Township - north
- Hartsgrove Township, Ashtabula County - northeast corner
- Windsor Township, Ashtabula County - east
- Mesopotamia Township, Trumbull County - southeast corner
- Middlefield Township - south
- Burton Township - southwest corner
- Claridon Township - west
- Hambden Township - northwest corner
No municipalities are located in Huntsburg Township.
Name and history
Huntsburg Township was named for Dr. Eben Hunt, an original owner of the land.
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 officership or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees.
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