Kinsman Township, Trumbull County, Ohio

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Kinsman Township, Trumbull County, Ohio
Clarence Darrow Octagon House in Kinsman
Location of Kinsman Township in Trumbull County
Location of Kinsman Township in Trumbull County
Coordinates: 41°27′6″N 80°34′50″W / 41.45167°N 80.58056°W / 41.45167; -80.58056Coordinates: 41°27′6″N 80°34′50″W / 41.45167°N 80.58056°W / 41.45167; -80.58056
Country United States
State Ohio
County Trumbull
 • Total 26.8 sq mi (69.4 km2)
 • Land 26.4 sq mi (68.5 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (0.9 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,010 ft (308 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,943
 • Density 73.5/sq mi (28.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44428
Area code(s) 234/330
FIPS code 39-40502[2]
GNIS feature ID 1087036[1]

Kinsman Township is one of the twenty-four townships of Trumbull County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,943 people in the township.[3]


Located in the northeastern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:

No municipalities are located in Kinsman Township, although two unincorporated communities lie in the township: Farmdale in the southwest, and Kinsman in the south.

Name and history[edit]

Kinsman Township was named for a local family of early settlers.[4] It is the only Kinsman Township statewide.[5]


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,[6] 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.

Notable residents[edit]

Clarence Darrow was born in Kinsman Township.


  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. ^ Trumbull County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 176. 
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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