Rome Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio

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Rome Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio
Township
Municipalities and townships of Ashtabula County
Municipalities and townships of Ashtabula County
Coordinates: 41°36′46″N 80°50′9″W / 41.61278°N 80.83583°W / 41.61278; -80.83583Coordinates: 41°36′46″N 80°50′9″W / 41.61278°N 80.83583°W / 41.61278; -80.83583
Country United States
State Ohio
County Ashtabula
Area
 • Total 24.1 sq mi (62.4 km2)
 • Land 23.5 sq mi (60.9 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
Elevation[1] 860 ft (262 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,812
 • Density 77/sq mi (29.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44085
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-68224[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085741[1]
Website rometwp-ohio.us

Rome Township is one of the twenty-seven townships of Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 1,812 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

Part of the village of Roaming Shores is located in northeastern Rome Township.

Name and history[edit]

Statewide, other Rome Townships are located in Athens and Lawrence counties.

The first houses in Rome Township were built by settlers Elijah Crosby and Abner Hall in 1805, but the first permanent settler in the township was former Connecticut resident William Crowell, who arrived in the following year.[4]

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. Currently, the board is composed of chairman Eric Eland, and members Gary Hunter and Tom Gage.[4]

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. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Rome township, Ashtabula County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Ashtabula County, Ohio Ashtabula County, 2007. Accessed 2007-05-28.
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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