Huron Township, Erie County, Ohio
|Huron Township, Erie County, Ohio|
Location of Huron Township (red) in Erie County, adjacent to the city of Huron (yellow).
|• Total||27.8 sq mi (72.0 km2)|
|• Land||23.7 sq mi (61.3 km2)|
|• Water||4.1 sq mi (10.7 km2)|
|Elevation||594 ft (181 m)|
|• Density||444.5/sq mi (171.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086064|
Huron Township is one of the nine townships of Erie County, Ohio, United States. It is part of the Sandusky, Ohio metropolitan statistical area, with the City of Sandusky to the northwest. The township sits along the southwestern shoreline of Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes system in the upper Mid-West, bordering the Dominion of Canada and its Province of Ontario across the Lake. The 2000 census recorded 10,530 people in the township, 2,572 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.
Located in the northern part of the county along Lake Erie, it borders the following townships and city:
- Berlin Township - southeast
- Milan Township - south
- Oxford Township - southwest corner
- Perkins Township - west
- City of Sandusky - northwest
Name and history
The Township of Huron was established by 1809; it has kept this name since that time. It was also briefly combined with (now) Milan Township for judicial districting purposes. It also was combined with the former "Avery Township" around 1821.
The Township was the former location of several French-Canadian fur-traders migrating south from New France and French Louisiana during the years of the French and Indian War, (1755-1763), [part of the larger multi-continental "Seven Years' War" in Europe, (1756-1763) when the Kingdom of France ceded its North American possessions in Canada to the British, and Louisiana to the Kingdom of Spain in 1763. Many Native American tribes frequented this area, and hunted and fished along with the French. Gabriel Hunot traded here in the 1780s, and fur trader John B. Flammond ("Flemming") came here to trade about 1805 and remained as a permanent settler. "Flemmings Cove" was named for him.
It is the only Huron Township statewide.
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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