Granger Township, Medina County, Ohio

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Granger Township, Medina County, Ohio
Township
Location of Granger Township in Medina County
Location of Granger Township in Medina County
Coordinates: 41°10′2″N 81°44′20″W / 41.16722°N 81.73889°W / 41.16722; -81.73889Coordinates: 41°10′2″N 81°44′20″W / 41.16722°N 81.73889°W / 41.16722; -81.73889
Country United States
State Ohio
County Medina
Area
 • Total 23.4 sq mi (60.6 km2)
 • Land 23.3 sq mi (60.4 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,138 ft (347 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,928
 • Density 168.4/sq mi (65.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-31374[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086592[1]

Granger Township is one of the seventeen townships of Medina County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 3,928 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Granger Township.

Name and history[edit]

Granger Township was organized in 1820, and named for Gideon Granger, a member the Connecticut House of Representatives and 4th United States Postmaster General.[4] The name was selected per a popular vote.[5] It is the only Granger Township statewide.[6]

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,[7] 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. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Medina County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ History of Medina County and Ohio: Containing a History of the State of Ohio, from Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. Baskin & Battey. 1881. p. 645. 
  5. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 53. 
  6. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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