Clarksfield Township, Huron County, Ohio

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Clarksfield Township, Huron County, Ohio
Township hall at Clarksfield
Township hall at Clarksfield
Location of Clarksfield Township in Huron County.
Location of Clarksfield Township in Huron County.
Coordinates: 41°10′49″N 82°24′8″W / 41.18028°N 82.40222°W / 41.18028; -82.40222Coordinates: 41°10′49″N 82°24′8″W / 41.18028°N 82.40222°W / 41.18028; -82.40222
Country United States
State Ohio
County Huron
 • Total 27.1 sq mi (70.2 km2)
 • Land 27.1 sq mi (70.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 922 ft (281 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,518
 • Density 56.1/sq mi (21.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44889
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-15364[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086343[1]

Clarksfield Township is one of the nineteen townships of Huron County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,518 people in the township.[3]


Located on the eastern edge of the county, it borders the following townships:

No municipalities are located in Clarksfield Township, although the unincorporated community of Clarksfield lies in the township's northwest.

Name and history[edit]

Clarksfield Township was named for James Clark, a hero of the Revolutionary War.[4]

It is the only Clarksfield Township statewide.[5]


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.


  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. ^ Huron County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Baughman, Abraham J. (1909). History of Huron County, Ohio: Its Progress and Development, with Biographical Sketches of Prominent Citizens of the County, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 198. 
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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