Danbury Township, Ottawa County, Ohio

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Danbury Township, Ottawa County, Ohio
Cemetery on Johnson's Island
Cemetery on Johnson's Island
Location of Danbury Township in Ottawa County.
Location of Danbury Township in Ottawa County.
Coordinates: 41°31′56″N 82°45′58″W / 41.53222°N 82.76611°W / 41.53222; -82.76611Coordinates: 41°31′56″N 82°45′58″W / 41.53222°N 82.76611°W / 41.53222; -82.76611
CountryUnited States
 • Total56.5 sq mi (146.4 km2)
 • Land18.2 sq mi (47.2 km2)
 • Water38.3 sq mi (99.2 km2)
Elevation640 ft (195 m)
 • Total4,631
 • Density254.4/sq mi (98.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-20058[2]
GNIS feature ID1086760[1]
WebsiteDanbury Township

Danbury Township is one of the twelve townships of Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 4,631 people in the township, 3,869 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


Name and history[edit]

It is the only Danbury Township statewide.[4] This township is included in the region known as the Firelands and was originally a part of Huron County.[5] It was named for Danbury, Connecticut, the native home of a large share of the first settlers.[6]

Huron County was established by the Ohio General Assembly on February 7, 1809 and, at the time, comprised present-day Erie County (except for a small piece in the west); Huron County, Ruggles Township in Ashland County, Danbury Township, and part of Catawba Island Township.[7]

Johnson's Island, the location of a significant Prisoner-of-war camp during the Civil War, is located in Sandusky Bay just south of the Marblehead Peninsula. It is now a part of the village of Marblehead.


Located at the eastern point of the county at the end of the Marblehead Peninsula, it borders the following townships:


The median age of males is 48.0 years of age. The median age of females is 48.6 years of age.

The median income for a household in the township was $55,578 in 2008. In 1999, the median income for a household in the township was $47,434.[8]


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,[9] 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.

Notable residents[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. ^ Ottawa County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  5. ^ Milan and the Milan Canal, by Charles E. Frohman, c.1976, pp. 26-28.
  6. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 36.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Ohio Lands, A Short History, a publication of the Ohio Auditor of State, c. 1994, p. 10.
  8. ^ "Danbury township, Ottawa County, Ohio (OH)". City-Data.com. Retrieved 2012-07-15.
  9. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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