Osnaburg Township, Stark County, Ohio

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Osnaburg Township, Ohio
Township
Municipalities and townships of Stark County
Municipalities and townships of Stark County
Coordinates: 40°46′11″N 81°16′15″W / 40.76972°N 81.27083°W / 40.76972; -81.27083Coordinates: 40°46′11″N 81°16′15″W / 40.76972°N 81.27083°W / 40.76972; -81.27083
Country United States
State Ohio
County Stark
Area
 • Total 37.1 sq mi (96.0 km2)
 • Land 37.1 sq mi (96.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,184 ft (361 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 5,886
 • Density 158.8/sq mi (61.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44730
Area code(s) 330
FIPS code 39-58926[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086984[1]

Osnaburg Township is one of the seventeen townships of Stark County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 5,886 people in the township, 4,257 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the southeastern part of the county, it borders the following townships:

The village of East Canton is located in northeastern Osnaburg Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Osnaburg Township statewide.[4]

In 1833, Osnaburg Township contained one gristmill, seven saw mills, two tanneries, four stores, and one German and English book office.[5]

Government[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 813
1830 1,620 99.3%
1840 2,333 44.0%
1850 2,225 −4.6%
1860 2,026 −8.9%
1870 2,046 1.0%
1880 2,298 12.3%
1890 2,287 −0.5%
1900 2,166 −5.3%
1910 2,127 −1.8%
1920 2,147 0.9%
1930 3,078 43.4%
1940 3,483 13.2%
1950 4,496 29.1%
1960 5,409 20.3%
1970 6,067 12.2%
1990 5,781
2000 5,886 1.8%
[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. 356. 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
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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