Sandy Township, Stark County, Ohio

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Sandy Township, Ohio
Township
American Landfill looms over Sandy Township
American Landfill looms over Sandy Township
Municipalities and townships of Stark County
Municipalities and townships of Stark County
Coordinates: 40°40′26″N 81°16′11″W / 40.67389°N 81.26972°W / 40.67389; -81.26972Coordinates: 40°40′26″N 81°16′11″W / 40.67389°N 81.26972°W / 40.67389; -81.26972
Country United States
State Ohio
County Stark
Area
 • Total 20.6 sq mi (53.3 km2)
 • Land 20.6 sq mi (53.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 971 ft (296 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,679
 • Density 178.9/sq mi (69.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-70436[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086989[1]

Sandy Township is one of the seventeen townships of Stark County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 3,675 people in the township;[3] this was a slight decrease from the 2000 census, which found 3,679 people in the township, 2,059 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[4]

Geography[edit]

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

Two villages are located in Sandy Township: part of Magnolia in the south, and Waynesburg in the southeast.

Name and history[edit]

Statewide, the only other Sandy Township is located in Tuscarawas County.

On March 16, 1809, the Stark County commissioners divided the county into townships. "Sandy Township (election at the residence of Isaac Van Meter), to include the fifteenth and sixteenth townships in the sixth range and sixteenth and seventeenth townships in the seventh range."[5] Brown Township was formed in 1815, Harrison Township in 1817, and Rose Township in 1818, leaving Sandy Township as Survey township 17 of range 7.[6] With the formation of Carroll County in 1833, two miles off the east side of the township were annexed to Brown Township, leaving a four mile wide township.[7]

In 1833, Sandy Township contained two gristmills, four saw mills, one fulling mill, and three stores.[8]

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,[9] 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]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 509
1830 909 78.6%
1840 1,265 39.2%
1850 1,270 0.4%
1860 1,044 −17.8%
1870 1,116 6.9%
1880 1,265 13.4%
1890 1,171 −7.4%
1900 1,417 21.0%
1910 1,624 14.6%
1920 1,875 15.5%
1930 2,315 23.5%
1940 2,772 19.7%
1950 3,587 29.4%
1960 4,326 20.6%
1970 4,115 −4.9%
1990 3,630
2000 3,679 1.3%
2010 3,675 −0.1%
[10]
  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. ^ Ohio Department of Development
  4. ^ Stark County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  5. ^ Perrin, William Henry, ed. (1881). History of Stark County, with an outline sketch of Ohio. Chicago: Baskin and Battey. p. 204. OCLC 23276454. 
  6. ^ Perrin 1881 : 205
  7. ^ Perrin 1881 : 469
  8. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 409. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  9. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
  10. ^ census data: 1820 : 1820 page 137 , 1830 : Kilbourn, John (1831). The Ohio gazetteer: or, Topographical dictionary: describing the several ... in the State of Ohio. self. p. 332.  , 1840, 1880 : Howe, Henry (1907). Historical Collections of Ohio, The Ohio Centennial Edition. The State of Ohio. p. 285.  , 1850, 1860, 1870 : 1870 page 35 , 1890, 1900 : Hunt, William C. (1901). Population of the United States by states and territories, counties, and minor Civil Divisions, as returned at the Twelfth Census: 1900. United States Census Printing Office. p. 318.  , 1910, 1920, 1930 : 1930 page 56 , 1940, 1950 : 1950 page 21 , 1960, 1970 : 1970 page 135 , 1990 : 1990 , 2000 : 2000

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