Porter Township, Delaware County, Ohio

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Porter Township, Delaware County, Ohio
Township
Location of Porter Township in Delaware County
Location of Porter Township in Delaware County
Coordinates: 40°19′21″N 82°48′16″W / 40.32250°N 82.80444°W / 40.32250; -82.80444Coordinates: 40°19′21″N 82°48′16″W / 40.32250°N 82.80444°W / 40.32250; -82.80444
Country United States
State Ohio
County Delaware
Area
 • Total 25.8 sq mi (66.8 km2)
 • Land 25.8 sq mi (66.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,109 ft (338 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,696
 • Density 65.8/sq mi (25.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-64178[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086054[1]

Porter Township is one of the eighteen townships of Delaware County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,696 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Porter Township.

Name and history[edit]

Porter Township was organized in the 1820s. It was named for Hon. Robert Porter, a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who received from President John Adams a land grant in Delaware County.[4]

Statewide, the only other Porter Township is located in Scioto County.

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,[5] 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.

Public services[edit]

Fire protection in Porter Township is the responsibility of the Porter-Kingston Fire District,[6] and emergency medical services are provided by the Delaware County EMS.[7]

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