Paris Township, Stark County, Ohio

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Paris Township, Ohio
Township
Municipalities and townships of Stark County
Municipalities and townships of Stark County
Coordinates: 40°45′25″N 81°7′18″W / 40.75694°N 81.12167°W / 40.75694; -81.12167Coordinates: 40°45′25″N 81°7′18″W / 40.75694°N 81.12167°W / 40.75694; -81.12167
Country United States
State Ohio
County Stark
Area
 • Total 33.8 sq mi (87.4 km2)
 • Land 33.7 sq mi (87.2 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 938 ft (286 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 5,969
 • Density 177.3/sq mi (68.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44669
Area code(s) 330
FIPS code 39-59850[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086985[1]

Paris Township is one of the seventeen townships of Stark County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 5,969 people in the township, 3,938 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

Part of the village of Minerva is located in southeastern Paris Township, and several unincorporated communities lie in the township: New Franklin in the northeast, Paris in the northwest, and Robertsville in the east.

Name and history[edit]

Statewide, other Paris Townships are located in Portage and Union counties.

In 1833, Paris Township contained four gristmills, seven saw mills, one fulling mill, one tannery, and five stores.[4]

Government[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 553
1830 1,513 173.6%
1840 2,474 63.5%
1850 2,740 10.8%
1860 2,657 −3.0%
1870 2,625 −1.2%
1880 2,639 0.5%
1890 2,649 0.4%
1900 2,382 −10.1%
1910 2,351 −1.3%
1920 2,689 14.4%
1930 3,224 19.9%
1940 3,679 14.1%
1950 4,173 13.4%
1960 4,994 19.7%
1970 6,038 20.9%
1990 5,907
2000 5,969 1.0%
[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.

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. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 361. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  5. ^ 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
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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