Washington Township, Stark County, Ohio
|Washington Township, Stark County, Ohio|
Municipalities and townships of Stark County
|• Total||30.8 sq mi (79.7 km2)|
|• Land||30.8 sq mi (79.7 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,230 ft (375 m)|
|• Density||155.8/sq mi (60.2/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086992|
Located in the eastern part of the county, it borders the following townships and city:
- Lexington Township - north
- Alliance - northeast
- Knox Township, Columbiana County - east
- West Township, Columbiana County - southeast corner
- Paris Township - south
- Nimishillen Township - west
- Marlboro Township - northwest
Part of the city of Alliance is located in northern Washington Township. The township also includes three unincorporated communities: Beechwood (located just south of Alliance), Freeburg within the southwest, and Maximo within the northeast.
Name and history
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, 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.
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