Goshen Township, Mahoning County, Ohio

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Goshen Township, Mahoning County, Ohio
Historic school in Damascus
Location of Goshen Township in Mahoning County
Location of Goshen Township in Mahoning County
Coordinates: 40°55′54″N 80°55′46″W / 40.93167°N 80.92944°W / 40.93167; -80.92944Coordinates: 40°55′54″N 80°55′46″W / 40.93167°N 80.92944°W / 40.93167; -80.92944
CountryUnited States
 • Total32.8 sq mi (85.0 km2)
 • Land32.4 sq mi (84.0 km2)
 • Water0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
Elevation1,217 ft (371 m)
 • Total3,243
 • Density100/sq mi (38.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-31038[2]
GNIS feature ID1086563[1]

Goshen Township is one of the fourteen townships of Mahoning County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census recorded 3,243 people in the township.[3]


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

No municipalities are located in Goshen Township, although the unincorporated community of Damascus lies in the southwestern part of the township.

Name and history[edit]

Named aftr Goshen, Connecticut,[4] is one of seven Goshen Townships statewide.[5]

Goshen Township was established in 1810.[6] For many years, the township was part of Columbiana County, before becoming part of Mahoning County in 1846.[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.


  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): Goshen township, Mahoning County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 27, 2013.
  4. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 53.
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved February 16, 2007.
  6. ^ Sanderson, Thomas W. (1907). Twentieth Century History of Youngstown and Mahoning County. Biographical Publishing Company. p. 204.
  7. ^ Mack, Horace (1879). History of Columbiana County, Ohio: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Unigraphic. p. 311.
  8. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed April 30, 2009.

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