Lawrence Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio

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Lawrence Township, Ohio
Municipalities and townships of Tuscarawas County.
Municipalities and townships of Tuscarawas County.
Coordinates: 40°37′39″N 81°27′8″W / 40.62750°N 81.45222°W / 40.62750; -81.45222Coordinates: 40°37′39″N 81°27′8″W / 40.62750°N 81.45222°W / 40.62750; -81.45222
Country United States
State Ohio
County Tuscarawas
 • Total 26.6 sq mi (69.0 km2)
 • Land 26.5 sq mi (68.6 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation[1] 938 ft (286 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 5,241
 • Density 197.8/sq mi (76.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-42182[2]
GNIS feature ID 1087058[1]

Lawrence Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Tuscarawas County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 5,241 people in the township, 4,154 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


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

Two incorporated villages are located in Lawrence Township: Bolivar in the north, and Zoar in the east.

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


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. The current trustees are Donald Ackerman, Randy Burkhart, and Mark Haueter, and the fiscal officer is John McClellan.[4]


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