Homer Township, Medina County, Ohio

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Homer Township, Medina County, Ohio
Township
Homerville Post Office
Homerville Post Office
Location of Homer Township in Medina County
Location of Homer Township in Medina County
Coordinates: 41°1′11″N 82°7′27″W / 41.01972°N 82.12417°W / 41.01972; -82.12417Coordinates: 41°1′11″N 82°7′27″W / 41.01972°N 82.12417°W / 41.01972; -82.12417
Country United States
State Ohio
County Medina
Area
 • Total 24.4 sq mi (63.3 km2)
 • Land 24.4 sq mi (63.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,083 ft (330 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,461
 • Density 59.9/sq mi (23.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-36078[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086596[1]

Homer Township is one of the eighteen townships of Medina County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,461 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Homer Township, although the unincorporated community of Homerville lies at the center of the township.

Name and history[edit]

Homer Township was established in 1839, and named after Homer, an ancient Greek poet.[4] Statewide, the only other Homer Township is located in Morgan County.

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. ^ Medina County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 62. 
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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