Lawrence Township, Lawrence County, Ohio

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Lawrence Township, Lawrence County, Ohio
Former store in the township
Former store in the township
Location of Lawrence Township in Lawrence County
Location of Lawrence Township in Lawrence County
Coordinates: 38°33′26″N 82°32′57″W / 38.55722°N 82.54917°W / 38.55722; -82.54917Coordinates: 38°33′26″N 82°32′57″W / 38.55722°N 82.54917°W / 38.55722; -82.54917
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyLawrence
Area
 • Total33.4 sq mi (86.5 km2)
 • Land33.4 sq mi (86.4 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation879 ft (268 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total2,574
 • Density77.1/sq mi (29.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-42154[2]
GNIS feature ID1086443[1]

Lawrence Township is one of the fourteen townships of Lawrence County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,574 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

It is the only county township without a border on another county.

No municipalities are located in Lawrence Township, although the unincorporated community of Kitts Hill is located in the western part of the township.

Name and history[edit]

Statewide, other Lawrence Townships are located in Stark, Tuscarawas, and Washington counties.

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,[4] 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.

Education[edit]

The vast majority of educational services in Lawrence Township is provided by the Rock Hill Local School District (Pre-K through 12), although smaller portions are served by the Dawson-Bryant Local School District, and the Symmes Valley Local School District.

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. ^ Lawrence County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Archived 2016-10-06 at the Wayback Machine Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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