Clay Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio

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Clay Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio
Columbus and Ohio River Railroad bridge over Tuscarawas River next to U.S. Route 36 leads into Gnadenhutten, Ohio
Location of Clay Township in Tuscarawas County
Location of Clay Township in Tuscarawas County
Coordinates: 40°21′23″N 81°27′9″W / 40.35639°N 81.45250°W / 40.35639; -81.45250Coordinates: 40°21′23″N 81°27′9″W / 40.35639°N 81.45250°W / 40.35639; -81.45250
Country United States
State Ohio
County Tuscarawas
 • Total 24.7 sq mi (63.9 km2)
 • Land 24.2 sq mi (62.6 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Elevation[1] 814 ft (248 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,981
 • Density 82.0/sq mi (31.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-15574[2]
GNIS feature ID 1087052[1]

Clay Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Tuscarawas County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,981 people in the township, 721 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


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

Part of the village of Gnadenhutten is located in eastern Clay Township.

Clay Township contains the unincorporated locale of Lock Seventeen.,[4] named for its location at the seventeenth lock of the Ohio Canal.[5]

Name and history[edit]

It is one of nine Clay Townships statewide.[6]


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. The current trustees are Ruby Kinsey, Harvey Morrison, and Tom Morrison, and the fiscal officer is Sharon Miller.[7]


  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. ^ Tuscarawas County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ "Lock Seventeen". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  5. ^ Peacefull, Leonard (1996). A Geography of Ohio. Kent State University Press. p. 217. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  7. ^ Tuscarawas County, Ohio — Engineer: Joseph S. Bachman. Tuscarawas County. Accessed 2007-06-01.

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