Ruggles Township, Ashland County, Ohio

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Ruggles Township, Ashland County, Ohio
Township
The Crittenden Farmhouse, a historic site in the township
The Crittenden Farmhouse, a historic site in the township
Location of Ruggles Township in Ashland County
Location of Ruggles Township in Ashland County
Coordinates: 41°2′23″N 82°23′2″W / 41.03972°N 82.38389°W / 41.03972; -82.38389Coordinates: 41°2′23″N 82°23′2″W / 41.03972°N 82.38389°W / 41.03972; -82.38389
Country United States
State Ohio
County Ashland
Area
 • Total 26.0 sq mi (67.4 km2)
 • Land 25.8 sq mi (66.9 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,086 ft (331 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 905
 • Density 35/sq mi (13.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-68966[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085714[1]

Ruggles Township is one of the fifteen townships of Ashland County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 905.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Ruggles Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Ruggles Township statewide.[4]

This township is included in the region known as the Firelands and was originally a part of adjacent Huron County. It is named for Almon Ruggles, a surveyor retained by the Connecticut Land Company in 1808 and the first county recorder of Huron County.[5][6][7]

Huron County was established by the Ohio General Assembly on February 7, 1809, and at the time comprised present-day Erie County (except a small part in the northwest), Huron County, Ruggles Township in Ashland County, Danbury Township in Ottawa County, and part of Catawba Island Township in Ottawa County[8] - in short, the entire Firelands.

Ruggles Township is home to Crittenden Farmhouse, a historic farmstead listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[9]

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,[10] 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]

  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): Ruggles township, Ashland County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ Milan and the Milan Canal, by Charles E. Frohman, c.1976, pp. 26-28.
  6. ^ 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. 166. 
  7. ^ Williams, William W. (1879). History of the Fire Lands, Comprising Huron and Erie Counties, Ohio. Press of Leader Printing Company. p. 501. 
  8. ^ Ohio Lands, A Short History, a publication of the Ohio Auditor of State, c. 1994, p. 10.
  9. ^ Baughman, Abraham J. (1909). History of Ashland County, Ohio: With Biographical Sketches of Prominent Citizens of the County. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. pp. 457–459. 
  10. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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