Chester Township, Geauga County, Ohio
|Chester Township, Geauga County, Ohio|
Location of Chester Township in Geauga County
|• Total||23.5 sq mi (60.8 km2)|
|• Land||23.5 sq mi (60.8 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||1,220 ft (372 m)|
|• Density||467.4/sq mi (180.5/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086151|
Located in the northwestern corner of the county, it borders the following townships and municipalities:
- Kirtland - north
- Chardon Township - northeast corner
- Munson Township - east
- Newbury Township - southeast corner
- Russell Township - south
- Hunting Valley - southwest corner
- Gates Mills - west
- Willoughby Hills - northwest corner
Name and history
Chester Township was established in 1816.
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.
- Fordyce R. Melvin, Wisconsin State Assemblyman, farmer, and businessman, was born in the township.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Geauga County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
- Pioneer and General History of Geauga County: With Sketches of Some of the Pioneers and Prominent Men. Historical Society of Geauga County. 1880. p. 98.
- "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
- §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
- 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1979,' Biographical Sketch of Fordyce R. Melvin, pg. 493