Geneva Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio

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Geneva Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio
Location of Geneva Township in Ashtabula County
Location of Geneva Township in Ashtabula County
Coordinates: 41°49′12″N 80°56′30″W / 41.82000°N 80.94167°W / 41.82000; -80.94167Coordinates: 41°49′12″N 80°56′30″W / 41.82000°N 80.94167°W / 41.82000; -80.94167
Country United States
State Ohio
County Ashtabula
 • Total 25.93 sq mi (67.15 km2)
 • Land 25.90 sq mi (67.08 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation[1] 643 ft (196 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 11,098
 • Density 428/sq mi (165.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code 44041
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-29624[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085726[1]

Geneva Township is one of the twenty-seven townships of Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 11,098 people in the township.[3]


Located in the northwestern corner of the county along Lake Erie, it borders the following townships:

The Canadian province of Ontario lies across Lake Erie to the north.

Two municipalities are located in Geneva Township: most of the city of Geneva in the south, and the village of Geneva-on-the-Lake in the north, on the shoreline of Lake Erie.

Name and history[edit]

Named for the city of Geneva, New York,[4][5] it is the only Geneva Township statewide.[6]

Geneva Township was organized in 1816.

Geneva Township was described in 1833 as having one store, one gristmill, and three saw mills.[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. Currently, the board is composed of chairman Tim Mills and members Dennis Brown and Bob Russell.[5]


  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): Geneva township, Ashtabula County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 136. 
  5. ^ a b Ashtabula County, Ohio Ashtabula County, 2007. Accessed 2007-05-28.
  6. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  7. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 215. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  8. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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