Ballville Township, Sandusky County, Ohio

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Ballville Township, Sandusky County, Ohio
The Mull Covered Bridge, a historic site in the township
The Mull Covered Bridge, a historic site in the township
Location of Ballville Township, Sandusky County, Ohio.
Location of Ballville Township, Sandusky County, Ohio.
Coordinates: 41°19′10″N 83°7′45″W / 41.31944°N 83.12917°W / 41.31944; -83.12917Coordinates: 41°19′10″N 83°7′45″W / 41.31944°N 83.12917°W / 41.31944; -83.12917
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountySandusky
Area
 • Total34.3 sq mi (88.8 km2)
 • Land33.9 sq mi (87.7 km2)
 • Water0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
Elevation646 ft (197 m)
Population
 • Total6,395
 • Density188.8/sq mi (72.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-03730[2]
GNIS feature ID1086907[1]
WebsiteBallville Township

Ballville Township is one of the twelve townships of Sandusky County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2000 census, 6,395 people lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

Part of the city of Fremont, the county seat of Sandusky County, is located in northern Ballville Township, as well as the census-designated place of Ballville.

The Sandusky River runs through Ballville Township prior to Fremont on its way to Lake Erie to the north.

Name and history[edit]

Ballville Township was established in 1822 after a petition was submitted to the Sandusky County Commissioners to be set apart as a new township. Prior to the petition the township was part of the Sandusky Township.[4] It was named for Colonel James V. Ball, a military leader in the War of 1812.[5]

It is the only Ballville Township statewide.

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.

Township officials[edit]

Office Name[7]
Trustee David Stotz
Trustee Bob Kusmer
Trustee Richard Geyer
Fiscal Officer Mary Kay Gabel

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. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Sandusky County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 13 May 2007.
  4. ^ Everett, Homer (1882). History of Sandusky County, Ohio: With Portraits and Biographies. H. Z. Williams & Bro. p. 596.
  5. ^ "Township History". Ballville Township, Ohio. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
  7. ^ Ballville Township officials

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