Norwalk Township, Huron County, Ohio

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Norwalk Township, Ohio
Location of Norwalk Township (red) in Huron County, next to the city of Norwalk (yellow).
Location of Norwalk Township (red) in Huron County, next to the city of Norwalk (yellow).
Coordinates: 41°15′5″N 82°35′24″W / 41.25139°N 82.59000°W / 41.25139; -82.59000Coordinates: 41°15′5″N 82°35′24″W / 41.25139°N 82.59000°W / 41.25139; -82.59000
Country United States
State Ohio
County Huron
 • Total 18.3 sq mi (47.4 km2)
 • Land 18.3 sq mi (47.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 768 ft (234 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,685
 • Density 201.5/sq mi (77.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44857
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-57316[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086353[1]

Norwalk Township is one of the nineteen townships of Huron County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 3,685 people in the township, 3,265 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


Located on the northern edge of the county, it borders the following townships:

Two municipalities are located in Norwalk Township: most of the city of Norwalk — the county seat of Huron County — occupying the majority of the township, and part of the village of Milan in the north.

Name and history[edit]

Norwalk Township was named after Norwalk, Connecticut.[4]

It is the only Norwalk Township statewide.[5]


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.


  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. ^ Huron 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. 111. 
  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.

External links[edit]