Berlin Township, Erie County, Ohio

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Berlin Township, Erie County, Ohio
Township
Countryside in central Berlin Township
Countryside in central Berlin Township
Location of Berlin Township in Erie County
Location of Berlin Township in Erie County
Coordinates: 41°20′18″N 82°30′4″W / 41.33833°N 82.50111°W / 41.33833; -82.50111Coordinates: 41°20′18″N 82°30′4″W / 41.33833°N 82.50111°W / 41.33833; -82.50111
Country United States
State Ohio
County Erie
Area
 • Total 31.6 sq mi (81.9 km2)
 • Land 30.4 sq mi (78.8 km2)
 • Water 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 784 ft (239 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,723
 • Density 122/sq mi (47.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-05802[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086061[1]
Website berlintwpohio.com

Berlin Township is one of the nine townships of Erie County, Ohio, United States. It is part of the Sandusky, Ohio metropolitan statistical area. As of the 2010 census the population was 3,723,[3] of whom 3,009 lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.

Geography[edit]

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

The village of Berlin Heights is located in southern Berlin Township.

Name and history[edit]

  • Statewide, other Berlin Townships are located in Delaware, Holmes, Knox, and Mahoning Counties.[4]
  • This township had been originally established about 1808 as "Eldredge" Township, in honor of one of its original land-speculators; however, due to that land-owner falling into dis-favor with the pioneer-settlers who purchased their farms from him, the township name was shortly-later changed to "Berlin" township. [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. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Berlin township, Erie County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 9, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ Williams, William W. (1879). History of the Fire Lands, Comprising Huron and Erie Counties, Ohio. Press of Leader Printing Company. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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