Sheffield Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio

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Sheffield Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio
Township
Municipalities and townships of Ashtabula County
Municipalities and townships of Ashtabula County
Coordinates: 41°49′12″N 80°40′23″W / 41.82000°N 80.67306°W / 41.82000; -80.67306Coordinates: 41°49′12″N 80°40′23″W / 41.82000°N 80.67306°W / 41.82000; -80.67306
Country United States
State Ohio
County Ashtabula
Area
 • Total 23.2 sq mi (60.2 km2)
 • Land 23.2 sq mi (60.1 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 856 ft (261 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,639
 • Density 71/sq mi (27.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-72053[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085743[1]
Website www.sheffieldtwpash.com

Sheffield Township is one of the twenty-seven townships of Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 1,639 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Sheffield Township.

Name and history[edit]

Statewide, the only other Sheffield Township is located in Lorain County.

The first settlers in Sheffield Township were John Shaw, a former British soldier, and his wife, who came in 1812.[4] When the township was organized in 1817 – 1820, John Griggs, first Justice of the Peace, changed the name to Sheffield, meaning "sheaf of fields", when it was disconnected from Kingsville Township in 1820. Prior to that time that portion of Kingsville Township had been called East Matherstown, to distinguish it from Matherstown, a name by which Saybrook Township was at one time known.[4]

In 1833, Sheffield Township contained two flouring mills and three saw mills.[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. The current members of the board are Alan Kohta, Dale Sackett, and Ken Kister.[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): Sheffield township, Ashtabula County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c Ashtabula County, Ohio Ashtabula County, 2007. Accessed 2007-05-28.
  5. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 419. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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