Erie Township, Ottawa County, Ohio

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Erie Township, Ottawa County, Ohio
Post office at Lacarne
Post office at Lacarne
Location of Erie Township in Ottawa County.
Location of Erie Township in Ottawa County.
Coordinates: 41°32′4″N 83°1′31″W / 41.53444°N 83.02528°W / 41.53444; -83.02528Coordinates: 41°32′4″N 83°1′31″W / 41.53444°N 83.02528°W / 41.53444; -83.02528
CountryUnited States
 • Total13.7 sq mi (35.4 km2)
 • Land12.3 sq mi (31.8 km2)
 • Water1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
Elevation577 ft (176 m)
 • Total1,328
 • Density108.3/sq mi (41.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-25578[2]
GNIS feature ID1086761[1]

Erie Township is one of the twelve townships of Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,328 people in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


Located in the central part of the county along Lake Erie, it borders the following townships:

A small part of the city of Port Clinton, the county seat of Ottawa County, is located in southwestern Erie Township, and the unincorporated community of Lacarne lies in the township's southwest.

Camp Perry is located along Lake Erie in Erie Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Erie Township statewide.[4]


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,[5] 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. ^ 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. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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