Washington Township, Stark County, Ohio

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Washington Township, Stark County, Ohio
Township
Municipalities and townships of Stark County
Municipalities and townships of Stark County
Coordinates: 40°52′25″N 81°8′26″W / 40.87361°N 81.14056°W / 40.87361; -81.14056Coordinates: 40°52′25″N 81°8′26″W / 40.87361°N 81.14056°W / 40.87361; -81.14056
Country United States
State Ohio
County Stark
Area
 • 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] 1,230 ft (375 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 4,791
 • Density 155.8/sq mi (60.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-81634[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086992[1]

Washington Township is one of the seventeen townships of Stark County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 4,791 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the eastern part of the county, it borders the following townships and city:

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[edit]

It is one of forty-three Washington Townships statewide.[4]

In 1833, Washington Township contained one gristmill, three saw mills, and one tannery.[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.

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. ^ Stark County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 478. 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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