Lafayette Township, Medina County, Ohio

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Lafayette Township, Medina County, Ohio
Township
Municipalities and townships of Medina County.
Municipalities and townships of Medina County.
Coordinates: 41°5′4″N 81°54′28″W / 41.08444°N 81.90778°W / 41.08444; -81.90778Coordinates: 41°5′4″N 81°54′28″W / 41.08444°N 81.90778°W / 41.08444; -81.90778
Country United States
State Ohio
County Medina
Area
 • Total 23.7 sq mi (61.3 km2)
 • Land 23.2 sq mi (60.0 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,020 ft (311 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 5,476
 • Density 236.2/sq mi (91.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-41174[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086597[1]

Lafayette Township is one of the seventeen townships of Medina County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 4,329 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

Two municipalities are located in Lafayette Township: the village of Chippewa Lake in the southeast, and part of the city of Medina, the county seat of Medina County, in the northeast.

Name and history[edit]

Statewide, the only other Lafayette Township is located in Coshocton County.

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 officership or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees.

As of 2008 the board was composed of Lynda Bowers, Don Butler, and Lee Kehoe (president), and the fiscal officer was Shirley Bailey.[4]

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. ^ Medina County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Township Government, Lafayette Township, 2008. Accessed 2008-07-05.

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