Fitchville Township, Huron County, Ohio

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Fitchville Township, Huron County, Ohio
Methodist church in Fitchville
Methodist church in Fitchville
Location of Fitchville Township in Huron County
Location of Fitchville Township in Huron County
Coordinates: 41°5′45″N 82°28′59″W / 41.09583°N 82.48306°W / 41.09583; -82.48306Coordinates: 41°5′45″N 82°28′59″W / 41.09583°N 82.48306°W / 41.09583; -82.48306
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyHuron
Area
 • Total25.9 sq mi (67.2 km2)
 • Land25.9 sq mi (67.0 km2)
 • Water0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation984 ft (300 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,056
 • Density41/sq mi (15.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
44851
Area code(s)419
FIPS code39-27216[2]
GNIS feature ID1086345[1]

Fitchville Township is one of the nineteen townships of Huron County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population of the township was 1,056.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Fitchville Township.

Name and history[edit]

Fitchville Township was established in 1828.[4] The only Fitchville Township statewide,[5] it is named for one Colonel Fitch, a landowner and native of Connecticut.[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 September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Fitchville township, Huron County, Ohio". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 11, 2018.
  4. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 45.
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  6. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 126.
  7. ^ 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. 218.
  8. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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