Chatham Township, Medina County, Ohio

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Chatham Township, Medina County, Ohio
Township
Chatham General Store has served the community since 1854
Chatham General Store has served the community since 1854
Location of Chatham Township in Medina County
Location of Chatham Township in Medina County
Coordinates: 41°6′30″N 82°2′20″W / 41.10833°N 82.03889°W / 41.10833; -82.03889Coordinates: 41°6′30″N 82°2′20″W / 41.10833°N 82.03889°W / 41.10833; -82.03889
Country United States
State Ohio
County Medina
Area
 • Total 26.4 sq mi (68.3 km2)
 • Land 26.4 sq mi (68.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,125 ft (343 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,158
 • Density 81.9/sq mi (31.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44256, 44275
Area code(s) 330
FIPS code 39-13750[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086591[1]

Chatham Township is one of the eighteen townships of Medina County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,158 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Chatham Township.

Name and history[edit]

Chatham Township was organized in 1833.[4] The township was named after Chatham, in England.[5] It is the only Chatham Township statewide.[6]

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,[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.

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. ^ Medina County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Northrop, Nira B. (1861). Pioneer History of Medina County. Geo. Redway, Printer. p. 54. 
  5. ^ History of Medina County and Ohio: Containing a History of the State of Ohio, from Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. Baskin & Battey. 1881. p. 571. 
  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.

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