Braceville Township, Trumbull County, Ohio

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Braceville Township, Trumbull County, Ohio
Township
The John Wesley Mason Gothic Cottage, a historic site in the township
The John Wesley Mason Gothic Cottage, a historic site in the township
Location of Braceville Township in Trumbull County
Location of Braceville Township in Trumbull County
Coordinates: 41°13′45″N 80°57′13″W / 41.22917°N 80.95361°W / 41.22917; -80.95361Coordinates: 41°13′45″N 80°57′13″W / 41.22917°N 80.95361°W / 41.22917; -80.95361
Country United States
State Ohio
County Trumbull
Area
 • Total 23.3 sq mi (60.4 km2)
 • Land 23.2 sq mi (60.1 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation[1] 899 ft (274 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,887
 • Density 124.5/sq mi (48.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44444
Area code(s) 330
FIPS code 39-08056[2]
GNIS feature ID 1087024[1]

Braceville Township is one of the twenty-four townships of Trumbull County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,887 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the southwestern part of the county, it borders the following townships and village:

A small part of the city of Newton Falls is located in southern Braceville Township, and the unincorporated community of Center of the World lies in the township's east. In 1990, the Turnpike Interchange Census-designated place [CDP] was located in Braceville Township; however, this ceased to be a CDP after the 1990 Census.

Braceville Township covers an area of 25 sq mi (65 km2). The Ravenna Training and Logistics Site covers the southwest corner of the township.

Name and history[edit]

Braceville Township was established in the 1810s, and named after Jonathan Brace, a land agent.[4] It is the only Braceville Township statewide.

Braceville Township was formed from the Connecticut Western Reserve.

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,[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.

Notable residents[edit]

Boxer Earnie Shavers, famous for surviving 15 rounds against Muhammad Ali in 1977, grew up in Braceville.[6]

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. ^ Trumbull County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 17. 
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
  6. ^ Notable People in Mahoning County History Archived November 29, 2006, at the Wayback Machine., Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, 2007. Accessed 2007-06-07.

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