Mesopotamia Township, Trumbull County, Ohio
|Mesopotamia Township, Trumbull County, Ohio|
Buildings on the village green at Mesopotamia Center
Municipalities and townships of Trumbull County.
|• Total||27.1 sq mi (70.1 km2)|
|• Land||27.1 sq mi (70.1 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||850 ft (259 m)|
|• Density||112.7/sq mi (43.5/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1087040|
Located in the northwestern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Windsor Township, Ashtabula County - north
- Orwell Township, Ashtabula County - northeast corner
- Bloomfield Township - east
- Bristol Township - southeast corner
- Farmington Township - south
- Parkman Township, Geauga County - southwest corner
- Middlefield Township, Geauga County - west
- Huntsburg Township, Geauga County - northwest corner
No municipalities are located in Mesopotamia Township.
It is the only Mesopotamia Township statewide.
|This section does not cite any references or sources. (June 2007)|
The following spring, John Stark Edwards, just out of college, journeyed alone on foot, carrying an ax and knapsack, across the Pennsylvania frontier into the tangled forest. Encouraged by the new lands that he saw, he decided to begin a settlement. He offered 100 acres (0.4 km²) of free land to the first five families to come and stay five years, and fifty acres (0.2 km²) to the first five single men. These men were Seth Tracey, Capt. Hezekiah Sperry, Joseph Noyles, Otis Guild, and Dr. Joseph Clark.
Beginning in 1809, mail was brought on foot from Warren and left in Seth Tracy's hat. Mesopotamia Township was then in the District of Troy, but mail mix-ups with the other two Troys in Ohio bothered residents. To resolve this, the name Mesopotamia, meaning "land between two rivers," was chosen in 1819. Like the Near Eastern land of that name, it is located between two fertile streams: the Grand and Cuyahoga Rivers.
- Leander F. Frisby, Wisconsin Attorney General
- Sean J. Sloan, Orange County California Turnaround CFO and Corporate Surgeon - even though growing up in Cortland Ohio, would play marbles with the local Amish children at the nearby Bloomfield Flea Market, while helping his grandparents at their popcorn and candied apple stand.
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.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Trumbull County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
- "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
- Leander Frisby, Wisconsin Historical Society
- §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.