Ashtabula Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio

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Ashtabula Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio
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Location of Ashtabula Township in Ashtabula County
Location of Ashtabula Township in Ashtabula County
Coordinates: 41°52′37″N 80°47′7″W / 41.87694°N 80.78528°W / 41.87694; -80.78528Coordinates: 41°52′37″N 80°47′7″W / 41.87694°N 80.78528°W / 41.87694; -80.78528
CountryUnited States
 • Total20.3 sq mi (52.6 km2)
 • Land20.1 sq mi (52.0 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation581 ft (177 m)
 • Total20,941
 • Density1,042/sq mi (402.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s)440
FIPS code39-02652[2]
GNIS feature ID1085719[1]

Ashtabula Township is one of the twenty-seven townships of Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 20,941.[3]


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

The Canadian province of Ontario lies across Lake Erie to the north.

Most of the city of Ashtabula is located in western Ashtabula Township, and the census-designated place of Edgewood is located in the township's southeast.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Ashtabula Township statewide.

The first white settler in the township was one Matthew Hubbard, who arrived in Ashtabula County from Connecticut in 1804.[4]


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,[5] 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. Currently, the board is composed of chairman Stephen McClure and members Sam Bucci and Joseph Pete, Sr.[4]


  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. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Ashtabula township, Ashtabula County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
  4. ^ a b Ashtabula County, Ohio Archived 2007-11-10 at the Wayback Machine Ashtabula County, 2007. Accessed 2007-05-28.
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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