Lyme Township, Huron County, Ohio
|Lyme Township, Huron County, Ohio|
The John Wright Mansion, a historic site in the township
Location of Lyme Township (red) in Huron County, next to the city of Bellevue (yellow).
|• Total||23.6 sq mi (61.2 km2)|
|• Land||23.6 sq mi (61.1 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||784 ft (239 m)|
|• Density||41.1/sq mi (15.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086349|
Located in the northwestern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Groton Township, Erie County - north
- Oxford Township, Erie County - northeast corner
- Ridgefield Township - east
- Peru Township - southeast corner
- Sherman Township - south
- Thompson Township, Seneca County - southwest
- York Township, Sandusky County - northwest
It is the only township in the county to border Sandusky County.
Name and history
It is the only Lyme Township statewide.
Settlement of Lyme Township began in 1808. Three years later, the "Sutton Settlement" (now Hunts Corners) was established in the southeastern portion of the county.
National Register of Historic Places
The John Wright Mansion, located on State Route 113, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on February 27, 1974. In 1993, the entirety of Hunts Corners was listed on the Register as a historic district.
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. In 2009, the board was composed of Roger Hunker, David Lepley, and Michael C. Nottke, and the fiscal officer was Deborah Hawkins.
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- §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
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- County website
- Firelands Historical Society
- Historic Lyme Village
- Margie Pfund Memorial Post Mark Museum and Research Library