Fox Township, Carroll County, Ohio

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Fox Township, Carroll County, Ohio
Township
Riley's Church (1876) on Route 39
Riley's Church (1876) on Route 39
Location of Fox Township in Carroll County
Location of Fox Township in Carroll County
Coordinates: 40°35′49″N 80°54′34″W / 40.59694°N 80.90944°W / 40.59694; -80.90944Coordinates: 40°35′49″N 80°54′34″W / 40.59694°N 80.90944°W / 40.59694; -80.90944
Country United States
State Ohio
County Carroll
Area
 • Total 36.16 sq mi (93.65 km2)
 • Land 36.15 sq mi (93.63 km2)
 • Water 0.008 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,263 ft (385 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,041
 • Density 29/sq mi (11.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-28126[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085828[1]

Fox Township is one of the fourteen townships of Carroll County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,041.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Fox Township, although the unincorporated community of Mechanicstown lies in the township's northwest

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Fox Township statewide.[4] Fox Township, which is all of township 13, range 4 of the Old Seven Ranges, was taken from Columbiana County by the Ohio legislature in 1832-33.[5]

On July 26, 1863 Major General John H. Morgan, C.S.A. of Morgan's Raiders and General James Shackleford U.S.A. fought the northernmost engagement of the American Civil War near Mechanicstown in this township.[6]

Government[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 264
1830 919 248.1%
1840 1,491 62.2%
1850 1,452 −2.6%
1860 1,126 −22.5%
1870 1,119 −0.6%
1880 1,275 13.9%
1890 1,210 −5.1%
1900 1,149 −5.0%
1910 1,098 −4.4%
1920 963 −12.3%
1930 790 −18.0%
1940 916 15.9%
1950 874 −4.6%
1960 897 2.6%
1970 889 −0.9%
1980 994 11.8%
1990 1,033 3.9%
2000 1,075 4.1%
2010 1,041 −3.2%
[7]

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.

Education[edit]

Students attend the Carrollton Exempted Village School District in most of the township and Edison Local School District in the southeast corner.[9]

Notable natives and residents[edit]

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. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Fox township, Carroll County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 9, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ Eckley, H.J.; Perry, W.T. (1921). History of Carroll and Harrison Counties. The Lewis Publishing Co. p. 180. 
  6. ^ Morgan’s Raid Historical marker
  7. ^ census data: 1820 : 1820 page 123 , 1830 : Kilbourn, John (1831). The Ohio gazetteer: or, Topographical dictionary: describing the several ... in the State of Ohio. self. p. 321.  , 1840, 1880 : Howe, Henry (1907). Historical Collections of Ohio, The Ohio Centennial Edition. The State of Ohio. p. 359.  , 1850 : 1850 page 14 , 1860 : 1860 page 12 , 1870 : 1870 page 24 , 1890,1900 : Hunt, William C. (1901). Population of the United States by states and territories, counties, and minor Civil Divisions, as returned at the Twelfth Census: 1900. United States Census Printing Office. p. 306.  , 1900,1910,1920 : Austin, William Lane; Teele, Ray Palmer (1921). Fourteenth census of the United States, Volume 1. Government Printing Office. p. 561.  , 1930 : 1930 page 40 , 1940 : 1940 page 83 , 1950 : 1950 page 14 , 1960 : 1960 page 16 , 1970 : 1970 page 124 , 1980 : 1980 & 1990 Census Information, at reference desk, Carroll County District Library , 1990 : 1990 , 2000 : 2000, 2010 : [1]
  8. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
  9. ^ PUC Ohio map of School Districts Archived February 20, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.

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