Beaver Township, Mahoning County, Ohio

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Beaver Township, Mahoning County, Ohio
Nature preserve in East Lewistown
Nature preserve in East Lewistown
Location of Beaver Township in Mahoning County
Location of Beaver Township in Mahoning County
Coordinates: 40°56′27″N 80°40′26″W / 40.94083°N 80.67389°W / 40.94083; -80.67389Coordinates: 40°56′27″N 80°40′26″W / 40.94083°N 80.67389°W / 40.94083; -80.67389
Country United States
State Ohio
County Mahoning
 • Total 35.3 sq mi (91.5 km2)
 • Land 33.7 sq mi (87.3 km2)
 • Water 1.6 sq mi (4.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,017 ft (310 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,711
 • Density 199/sq mi (76.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-04668[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086556[1]

Beaver Township is one of the fourteen townships of Mahoning County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 6,711 people in the township.[3]


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

Part of the city of Columbiana is located in southern Beaver Township, and the unincorporated community of North Lima lies at the center of the township.

Name and history[edit]

Beaver Township was organized in 1811.[4] For many years, the township was part of Columbiana County, before becoming part of Mahoning County in 1846.[5]

Statewide, other Beaver Townships are located in Noble and Pike counties.[6]


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 trustees are Thaddeaus Lyda (chair), Ronald Kappler, and Larry Wehr, and Richard Lotze is the fiscal officer. The township operates police and fire departments.[8]


The Youngstown Elser Metro Airport is located within Beaver Township.


Most school age children residing in Beaver Township attend South Range Local School District. Its high school, middle school and elementary school are all located in a new (Fall 2010) complex in Beaver Township.


  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): Beaver township, Mahoning County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ Sanderson, Thomas W. (1907). Twentieth Century History of Youngstown and Mahoning County. Biographical Publishing Company. p. 173. 
  5. ^ Mack, Horace (1879). History of Columbiana County, Ohio: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Unigraphic. p. 311. 
  6. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
  8. ^ Mahoning County Directory of Townships City and Village Officials 2008, Mahoning County District Board of Health, 2008, p. 4. Accessed 2008-12-27.

Further reading[edit]

  • Butler, Joseph Green, Youngstown and The Mahoning Valley, Ohio; 1921, American Historical Society, Chicago and New York.

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