Fairfield Township, Huron County, Ohio

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Fairfield Township, Huron County, Ohio
Township
Carpenter Gothic house south of North Fairfield
Carpenter Gothic house south of North Fairfield
Location of Fairfield Township in Huron County.
Location of Fairfield Township in Huron County.
Coordinates: 41°6′10″N 82°35′43″W / 41.10278°N 82.59528°W / 41.10278; -82.59528Coordinates: 41°6′10″N 82°35′43″W / 41.10278°N 82.59528°W / 41.10278; -82.59528
Country United States
State Ohio
County Huron
Area
 • Total 26.1 sq mi (67.5 km2)
 • Land 26.0 sq mi (67.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 958 ft (292 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,284
 • Density 49.3/sq mi (19.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-26040[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086344[1]

Fairfield Township is one of the nineteen townships of Huron County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,284 people in the township, 711 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the center of the county, it borders the following townships:

The village of North Fairfield is located in western Fairfield Township.

Name and history[edit]

Fairfield Township was organized in 1823. It was named after Fairfield, Connecticut, the hometown of many of its pioneer settlers.[4]

It is one of seven Fairfield Townships statewide.[5]

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,[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.

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. ^ 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. 214. 
  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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