Kingston Township, Delaware County, Ohio

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Kingston Township, Delaware County, Ohio
Township
Location of Kingston Township in Delaware County
Location of Kingston Township in Delaware County
Coordinates: 40°19′14″N 82°52′40″W / 40.32056°N 82.87778°W / 40.32056; -82.87778Coordinates: 40°19′14″N 82°52′40″W / 40.32056°N 82.87778°W / 40.32056; -82.87778
Country United States
State Ohio
County Delaware
Area
 • Total 23.6 sq mi (61.0 km2)
 • Land 23.6 sq mi (61.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,004 ft (306 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,603
 • Density 68.0/sq mi (26.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-40362[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086049[1]

Kingston Township is one of the eighteen townships of Delaware County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,603 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Kingston Township

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Kingston Township statewide.[4]

Kingstown Township was established in 1813.[5]

Marilyn Cryder of the Delaware County Historical Society sets the tone for Kingston Township in its early era: “[Native American] tribes were frequent visitors right up to 1830. The area was covered with forests. Settlers…coming into the territory established their homes in natural clearings and had to immediately set about clearing the timber. The first houses were one room log cabins and it was many years before substantial ones were built."[5]

Cryder notes that in 1842 Ohio Wesleyan University was established in Delaware City twenty miles from Kilbourne and with it came more traffic and eventually the railroad.[5] The rail was supposed to have gone through Kingstown Township. A 1907 map of Ohio Railroads shows the rail traveling along Kilbourne Rd.[6] The railroad was never completed, and never made it to Kingstown Township.

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.

Public services[edit]

Fire protection in Kingston Township is the responsibility of the Porter-Kingston Fire District,[8] and emergency medical services are provided by the Delaware County EMS.[9]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ a b c Bachar, Jaqueline Lois Miller. Life on the Ohio Frontier: A Collection of Letters from Mary Lott to Deacon John Phillips 1826-1846. Baltimore: Gateway, 1994.
  6. ^ http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/map_item.pl
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
  8. ^ Porter-Kingston Fire District
  9. ^ Delaware County EMS

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