Edinburg Township, Portage County, Ohio

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Edinburg Township
Location within Portage County
Location within Portage County
Edinburg Township is located in the United States
Edinburg Township
Edinburg Township
Location in the United States and Ohio
Edinburg Township is located in Ohio
Edinburg Township
Edinburg Township
Edinburg Township (Ohio)
Coordinates: 41°6′22″N 81°8′58″W / 41.10611°N 81.14944°W / 41.10611; -81.14944Coordinates: 41°6′22″N 81°8′58″W / 41.10611°N 81.14944°W / 41.10611; -81.14944
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyPortage
Area
 • Total24.5 sq mi (63.4 km2)
 • Land24.2 sq mi (62.6 km2)
 • Water0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation1,181 ft (360 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total2,344
 • Density96.9/sq mi (37.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
44272 and 44266
Area code(s)330
FIPS code39-24584[2]
GNIS feature ID1086826[1]
Interstate 76 travels through the woods and hills of Edinburg Township

Edinburg Township is one of the eighteen townships of Portage County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 2,586 people in the township.

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Edinburg Township.

Formed from the Connecticut Western Reserve, Edinburg Township covers an area of 24 sq mi (62 km2).

Name and history[edit]

The first settlement at Edinburg was made in 1815 and the township was organized in 1819. It is named for Lewis Eddy, a pioneer settler, and was originally called "Eddysburg".[3][4] It is the only Edinburg Township statewide.[5] A post office was established at Edinburg in 1822, and remained in operation until 1903.[6][7]

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,[8] 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. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 114.
  4. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 42.
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  6. ^ "Portage County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  7. ^ Brown, Robert C.; Norris, J. E. (1885). History of Portage County, Ohio: Containing a History of the County, Its Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, Churches, Industries, Etc. Warner, Beers & Company. pp. 425–426.
  8. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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