Plain Township, Stark County, Ohio
|Plain Township, Stark County, Ohio|
|• Total||28.5 sq mi (73.8 km2)|
|• Land||28.3 sq mi (73.4 km2)|
|• Water||0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)|
|Elevation||1,148 ft (350 m)|
|• Density||1,835.2/sq mi (708.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086988|
Plain Township is one of the seventeen townships of Stark County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 51,997 people in the township, 35,543 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township. Located near the city of Canton, it is one of the more populous urban townships in Ohio.
Located in the north central part of the county, it borders the following townships and city:
- Lake Township - north
- Marlboro Township - northeast corner
- Nimishillen Township - east
- Osnaburg Township - southeast corner
- Canton Township - south
- Perry Township - southwest corner
- Jackson Township - west
- Green - northwest corner
Several populated places are located in Plain Township:
- Part of the city of Canton, the county seat of Stark County, in the south
- The city of North Canton, in the northwest
- Part of the village of Meyers Lake, in the southwest
- The unincorporated community of Avondale, in the southwest
- The unincorporated community of Cairo, in the north
- The unincorporated community of Middlebranch, in the northeast
According to the United States Census Bureau, Plain Township has a total area of 28.5 square miles (73.81 km²), of which 28.3 square miles (73.29 km²) is land and 0.2 square mile (0.5 km²) is water.
Name and history
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.
The board is currently composed of Louis P Giavasis, Albert Leno II, and Scott Haws. The current Fiscal Officer is Claude (Skip) Shriver.
A large portion of the township lies in the Plain Local School District, whose high school is GlenOak High School. The remainder of the township (primarily north of the city of North Canton) is served by the North Canton City Schools.
- "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.
- Stark County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
- §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
- Board of Trustees, Plain Township, 2008. Accessed 2008-11-10.