Braceville Township, Trumbull County, Ohio
|Braceville Township, Trumbull County, Ohio|
The John Wesley Mason Gothic Cottage, a historic site in the township
Location of Braceville Township in Trumbull County
|• 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||899 ft (274 m)|
|• Density||124.5/sq mi (48.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1087024|
Located in the southwestern part of the county, it borders the following townships and village:
- Southington Township - north
- Champion Township - northeast corner
- Warren Township - east
- Lordstown - southeast corner
- Newton Township - south
- Paris Township, Portage County - southwest corner
- Windham Township, Portage County - west
- Nelson Township, Portage County - northwest corner
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
Braceville Township was established in the 1810s, and named after Jonathan Brace, a land agent. It is the only Braceville Township statewide.
Braceville Township was formed from the Connecticut Western Reserve.
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, 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.
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