Lawrence Township, Lawrence County, Ohio

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Lawrence Township, Lawrence County, Ohio
Township
Former store in the township
Former store in the township
Municipalities and townships of Lawrence County
Municipalities and townships of Lawrence County
Coordinates: 38°33′26″N 82°32′57″W / 38.55722°N 82.54917°W / 38.55722; -82.54917Coordinates: 38°33′26″N 82°32′57″W / 38.55722°N 82.54917°W / 38.55722; -82.54917
Country United States
State Ohio
County Lawrence
Area
 • Total 33.4 sq mi (86.5 km2)
 • Land 33.4 sq mi (86.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 879 ft (268 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,574
 • Density 77.1/sq mi (29.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-42154[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086443[1]

Lawrence Township is one of the fourteen townships of Lawrence County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,574 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

It is the only county township without a border on another county.

No municipalities are located in Lawrence Township, although the unincorporated community of Kitts Hill is located in the western part of the township.

Name and history[edit]

Statewide, other Lawrence Townships are located in Stark, Tuscarawas, and Washington counties.

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,[4] 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.

Education[edit]

The vast majority of educational services in Lawrence Township is provided by the Rock Hill Local School District (Pre-K through 12), although smaller portions are served by the Dawson-Bryant Local School District, and the Symmes Valley Local School District.

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