Sullivan Township, Ashland County, Ohio

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Sullivan Township, Ohio
Location of Sullivan Township in Ashland County
Location of Sullivan Township in Ashland County
Coordinates: 41°1′46″N 82°13′21″W / 41.02944°N 82.22250°W / 41.02944; -82.22250Coordinates: 41°1′46″N 82°13′21″W / 41.02944°N 82.22250°W / 41.02944; -82.22250
Country United States
State Ohio
County Ashland
 • Total 25.6 sq mi (66.2 km2)
 • Land 25.4 sq mi (65.8 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,135 ft (346 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,513
 • Density 99/sq mi (38.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44880
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-75357[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085715[1]

Sullivan Township is one of the fifteen townships of Ashland County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 2,513.[3]


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

No municipalities are located in Sullivan Township, although the unincorporated community of Sullivan is located in the center of the township.

Name and history[edit]

Sullivan Township was organized in 1819 as part of Medina County, and then became part of Lorain County in December 1822.[4] It was added to Ashland County when it was formed on February 24, 1846 from portions of Huron, Lorain, Richland, and Wayne counties.[5]

It is the only Sullivan Township statewide.[6]


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,[7] 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.


  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): Sullivan township, Ashland County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ Hill, George William (1863). History of Ashland County, Ohio. Williams Bros. p. 544. 
  5. ^ "Ashland County". Ohio History Central. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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