Gorham Township, Fulton County, Ohio

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Gorham Township, Fulton County, Ohio
Township
Deer Creek east of Fayette
Deer Creek east of Fayette
Location of Gorham Township in Fulton County
Location of Gorham Township in Fulton County
Coordinates: 41°40′27″N 84°19′7″W / 41.67417°N 84.31861°W / 41.67417; -84.31861Coordinates: 41°40′27″N 84°19′7″W / 41.67417°N 84.31861°W / 41.67417; -84.31861
Country United States
State Ohio
County Fulton
Area
 • Total 43.5 sq mi (112.8 km2)
 • Land 43.4 sq mi (112.4 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation[1] 755 ft (230 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,260
 • Density 54.6/sq mi (21.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-30940[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086127[1]

Gorham Township is one of the twelve townships of Fulton County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 2,260 people in the township, 977 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the northwestern corner of the county along the Michigan line, it borders the following townships:

The village of Fayette is located in central Gorham Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Gorham Township statewide.[4]

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,[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.

Attractions[edit]

Harrison Lake State Park is a popular destination.

Public services[edit]

Public Schools[edit]

Students from the township are served by the following public local school district:[6]

Mail[edit]

Mail is delivered in the township by the following U.S. Post Office locations:[7]

Telephone[edit]

Most of the township lies within the Fayette telephone exchange, which is served by Frontier North, with telephone numbers using the following Numbering Plan Codes:[8]

  • 419-237
  • 419-500
  • 567-404

An eastern portion of the township is part of the Chesterfield telephone exchange, which is served by Windstream Ohio, with telephone numbers using the following code:

  • 419-452

A small southeastern area is served by the Wauseon exchange, which is provided by UTO (United Telephone Company of Ohio,) doing business as CenturyLink, with the following codes:

  • 419-330
  • 419-335
  • 419-337
  • 419-388
  • 419-404
  • 419-583
  • 419-590

Electric[edit]

Toledo Edison and Midwest Energy Cooperative serves the township with electricity.[9]

Highways[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. ^ Fulton County 2014 Population Estimates For Cities, Villages, and Townships Ohio State University, published May 2015. Accessed 29 March 2016.
  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.
  6. ^ School District Boundary Maps GreatSchools.org. Retrieved 29 March 2016
  7. ^ Zip Map: Fulton County ZipMap.net
  8. ^ PUCO: Ohio Telephone Exchange Areas puco.gov
  9. ^ PUCO: Electric Service Areas of Ohio puco.gov

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