Lexington Township, Stark County, Ohio

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Lexington Township, Ohio
Township
Municipalities and townships of Stark County
Municipalities and townships of Stark County
Coordinates: 40°56′57″N 81°7′45″W / 40.94917°N 81.12917°W / 40.94917; -81.12917Coordinates: 40°56′57″N 81°7′45″W / 40.94917°N 81.12917°W / 40.94917; -81.12917
Country United States
State Ohio
County Stark
Area
 • Total 24.7 sq mi (64.0 km2)
 • Land 23.0 sq mi (59.6 km2)
 • Water 1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,060 ft (323 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 5,583
 • Density 242.5/sq mi (93.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-43022[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086979[1]

Lexington Township is one of the seventeen townships of Stark County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 5,583 people in the township, 5,390 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the northeastern corner of the county, it borders the following townships and city:

It is the only township in the county with a border on Mahoning County.

The village of Limaville is located in the north of Lexington Township. Most of the city of Alliance was annexed from the southeastern portion of the township.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Lexington Township statewide.[4]

In 1833, Lexington Township contained three gristmills, seven saw mills, one tannery, and four stores.[5]

Government[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 539
1830 869 61.2%
1840 1,640 88.7%
1850 1,996 21.7%
1860 3,102 55.4%
1870 5,700 83.8%
1880 6,287 10.3%
1890 8,994 43.1%
1900 10,325 14.8%
1910 16,700 61.7%
1920 22,241 33.2%
1930 23,712 6.6%
1940 23,292 −1.8%
1950 27,578 18.4%
1960 29,074 5.4%
1970 5,975 −79.4%
1990 5,291
2000 5,583 5.5%
[6]

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.

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. ^ Stark 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. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 271. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  6. ^ census data: 1820 : 1820 page 137 , 1830 : Kilbourn, John (1831). The Ohio gazetteer: or, Topographical dictionary: describing the several ... in the State of Ohio. self. p. 332.  , 1840, 1880 : Howe, Henry (1907). Historical Collections of Ohio, The Ohio Centennial Edition. The State of Ohio. p. 285.  , 1850, 1860, 1870 : 1870 page 35 , 1890, 1900 : Hunt, William C. (1901). Population of the United States by states and territories, counties, and minor Civil Divisions, as returned at the Twelfth Census: 1900. United States Census Printing Office. p. 318.  , 1910, 1920, 1930 : 1930 page 56 , 1940, 1950 : 1950 page 21 , 1960, 1970 : 1970 page 135 , 1990 : 1990 , 2000 : 2000 (includes Alliance before 1970)
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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