Margaretta Township, Erie County, Ohio

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Margaretta Township, Erie County, Ohio
Township
Countryside at the eastern edge of Margaretta Township
Countryside at the eastern edge of Margaretta Township
Location of Margaretta Township (red) in Erie County, adjacent to the city of Sandusky (yellow)
Location of Margaretta Township (red) in Erie County, adjacent to the city of Sandusky (yellow)
Coordinates: 41°25′30″N 82°48′20″W / 41.42500°N 82.80556°W / 41.42500; -82.80556Coordinates: 41°25′30″N 82°48′20″W / 41.42500°N 82.80556°W / 41.42500; -82.80556
Country United States
State Ohio
County Erie
Area
 • Total 50.2 sq mi (130.1 km2)
 • Land 34.0 sq mi (88.2 km2)
 • Water 16.2 sq mi (41.9 km2)
Elevation[1] 620 ft (189 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 6,289
 • Density 184.7/sq mi (71.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-47572[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086066[1]

Margaretta Township is one of the nine townships of Erie County, Ohio, United States. It is part of the Sandusky, Ohio metropolitan statistical area. The 2000 census found 6,289 people in the township, 4,662 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

The farthest north and west township in Erie County, Margaretta Township is the only county township with any border on Ottawa County.

Two villages are located in Margaretta Township: Bay View on the Sandusky Bay shoreline, and Castalia in the center of the township.

A section in the northwest is the only part of Erie County to lie outside the Western Reserve.

Name and history[edit]

Margaretta Township was named for several family members named Margaret, namely the mother, sister, and nieces of Major Frederick Falley, a founder of the township.[4]

It is the only Margaretta Township statewide.[5]

Economy[edit]

Ford Motor Company operates a manufacturing facility in Margaretta, under its Automotive Components Holdings banner. The plant formerly operated under the Visteon name, but changed in 2005.

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,[6] 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. ^ Erie County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Williams, William W. (1879). History of the Fire Lands, Comprising Huron and Erie Counties, Ohio. Press of Leader Printing Company. p. 492. 
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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