Ridgefield Township, Huron County, Ohio

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Ridgefield Township, Ohio
Township
Location of Ridgefield Township (red) in Huron County, next to the city of Norwalk (yellow).
Location of Ridgefield Township (red) in Huron County, next to the city of Norwalk (yellow).
Coordinates: 41°14′51″N 82°41′20″W / 41.24750°N 82.68889°W / 41.24750; -82.68889Coordinates: 41°14′51″N 82°41′20″W / 41.24750°N 82.68889°W / 41.24750; -82.68889
Country United States
State Ohio
County Huron
Area
 • Total 25.6 sq mi (66.4 km2)
 • Land 25.6 sq mi (66.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 712 ft (217 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,390
 • Density 93.3/sq mi (36.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44847
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-67006[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086357[1]

Ridgefield Township is one of the nineteen townships of Huron County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,390 people in the township, 957 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Scenic Blue Bridge, which carries Lamereaux Road across the river in Ridgefield Township, was built after the July 5, 1969 flood washed the other bridge away

Located on the northern edge of the county, it borders the following townships:

Two municipalities are located in Ridgefield Township: the village of Monroeville in the center, and part of the city of Norwalk, the county seat of Huron County, in the southeast.

Name and history[edit]

Ridgefield Township was organized in 1815.[4]

It is the only Ridgefield Township statewide.[5]

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,[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.

Transportation[edit]

Due to the lay of the land and early settlement routes, the roads in this township follow no particular pattern. Important highways include U.S. Route 20 and State Routes 18, 61, 99, 113, and 547.[7]

East-west roads

  • County Line Road
  • Everingin Road
  • Field Road
  • Hill Road
  • Jacobs Road
  • Lamereaux Road
  • Mead Road
  • Norwalk Street
  • Old West Main Street
  • Ruggles Road
  • Schaffer Road
  • South Norwalk Road
  • Standardsburg Road
  • OH-18.svg State Route 18
  • OH-113.svg State Route 113
  • OH-547.svg State Route 547
  • US 20.svg U.S. Route 20
  • Washington Road
  • Webb Settlement

North-south Roads

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. ^ Huron County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Baughman, Abraham J. (1909). History of Huron County, Ohio: Its Progress and Development, with Biographical Sketches of Prominent Citizens of the County, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 267. 
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
  7. ^ DeLorme. (2004). Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-281-1.

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