Harris Township, Ottawa County, Ohio

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Harris Township, Ottawa County, Ohio
Fields in southwestern Harris Township
Fields in southwestern Harris Township
Location of Harris Township in Ottawa County
Location of Harris Township in Ottawa County
Coordinates: 41°28′42″N 83°16′11″W / 41.47833°N 83.26972°W / 41.47833; -83.26972Coordinates: 41°28′42″N 83°16′11″W / 41.47833°N 83.26972°W / 41.47833; -83.26972
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyOttawa
Area
 • Total28.4 sq mi (73.5 km2)
 • Land28.2 sq mi (73.1 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation610 ft (186 m)
Population
 • Total3,009
 • Density106.6/sq mi (41.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-33726[2]
GNIS feature ID1086762[1]

Harris Township is one of the twelve townships of Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 3,009 people in the township, 1,583 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

Most of the village of Elmore is located in the western part of the township.

The Portage River and the Ohio Turnpike also pass through Harris Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Harris 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.

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. ^ Ottawa County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  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.

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