Troy Township, Ashland County, Ohio

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Troy Township, Ohio
Location of Troy Township in Ashland County
Location of Troy Township in Ashland County
Coordinates: 41°1′52″N 82°18′22″W / 41.03111°N 82.30611°W / 41.03111; -82.30611Coordinates: 41°1′52″N 82°18′22″W / 41.03111°N 82.30611°W / 41.03111; -82.30611
Country United States
State Ohio
County Ashland
 • Total 16.9 sq mi (43.8 km2)
 • Land 16.8 sq mi (43.4 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,122 ft (342 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,132
 • Density 68/sq mi (26.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-77532[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085716[1]

Troy Township is one of the fifteen townships of Ashland County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 1,132.[3]


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

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

Name and history[edit]

It is one of seven Troy Townships statewide.[4]

The township was first surveyed in 1806, at which time the territory was composed of thick woods, but not officially organized or named until 1835. It was named for the dog of an early settler.[5]

Troy Township was organized as part of Lorain County, and then it was added to Ashland County when it was formed on February 24, 1846 from portions of Huron, Lorain, Richland, and Wayne counties.[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): Troy 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. ^ About Troy Township and History Of Troy Township, 2006. Accessed 2007-05-28
  6. ^ "Ashland County". Ohio History Central. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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