Portage Township, Ottawa County, Ohio

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Portage Township, Ottawa County, Ohio
Township
Along the southern shoreline of Portage Township
Along the southern shoreline of Portage Township
Location of Portage Township in Ottawa County
Location of Portage Township in Ottawa County
Coordinates: 41°30′28″N 82°53′54″W / 41.50778°N 82.89833°W / 41.50778; -82.89833Coordinates: 41°30′28″N 82°53′54″W / 41.50778°N 82.89833°W / 41.50778; -82.89833
Country United States
State Ohio
County Ottawa
Area
 • Total 21.6 sq mi (56.0 km2)
 • Land 9.0 sq mi (23.3 km2)
 • Water 12.6 sq mi (32.7 km2)
Elevation [1] 581 ft (177 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,634
 • Density 181.5/sq mi (70.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-64080[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086763[1]

Portage Township is one of the twelve townships of Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,634 people in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the eastern part of the county on the Marblehead Peninsula, it borders the following townships:

Most of the city of Port Clinton, the county seat of Ottawa County, is located in the northwestern part of the township, and the unincorporated community of Gypsum lies in the township's east.

Name and history[edit]

Statewide, other Portage Townships are located in Hancock and Wood counties.

Government[edit]

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,[4] 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]

External links[edit]