Williamsfield Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio

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Williamsfield Township, Ohio
Township
Municipalities and townships of Ashtabula County
Municipalities and townships of Ashtabula County
Coordinates: 41°32′53″N 80°32′21″W / 41.54806°N 80.53917°W / 41.54806; -80.53917Coordinates: 41°32′53″N 80°32′21″W / 41.54806°N 80.53917°W / 41.54806; -80.53917
Country United States
State Ohio
County Ashtabula
Area
 • Total 25.6 sq mi (66.2 km2)
 • Land 24.8 sq mi (64.3 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,145 ft (349 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,645
 • Density 66/sq mi (25.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44093
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-85372[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085746[1]

Williamsfield Township is one of the twenty-seven townships of Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 1,645 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Williamsfield Township, although the unincorporated community of Williamsfield lies in the township's center.

Name and history[edit]

Named for an early landowner,[4] it is the only Williamsfield Township statewide.[5]

When whites first arrived in what is now Williamsfield Township, the land was inhabited by a small number of Delaware Indians. The first white man to settle in the township was Charles Case, who came from Connecticut in 1804.[4]

Williamsfield Township was organized in 1826. In 1833, the township contained two stores, three saw mills, and a fulling mill.[6]

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,[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. The board is currently composed of chairman Thomas Martin and members Gordon Eastlake and Thomas Lahti.[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): Williamsfield 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. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 495. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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