Lawrence Township, Stark County, Ohio

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Lawrence Township, Stark County, Ohio
Township park
Township park
Location of Lawrence Township in Stark County
Location of Lawrence Township in Stark County
Coordinates: 40°52′54″N 81°35′24″W / 40.88167°N 81.59000°W / 40.88167; -81.59000Coordinates: 40°52′54″N 81°35′24″W / 40.88167°N 81.59000°W / 40.88167; -81.59000
CountryUnited States
 • Total34.9 sq mi (90.4 km2)
 • Land34.6 sq mi (89.6 km2)
 • Water0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
Elevation1,007 ft (307 m)
 • Total13,382
 • Density386.9/sq mi (149.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)330
FIPS code39-42168[2]
GNIS feature ID1086978[1]

Lawrence Township is one of the seventeen townships of Stark County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 13,382 people in the township, 8,321 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


Located in the northwestern corner of the county, it borders the following townships and municipalities:

The city of Canal Fulton is located in northern Lawrence Township, and the unincorporated communities of North Lawrence, Newman, and Urban Hill lie within the southern part of the township.

Name and history[edit]

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

In 1833, Lawrence Township contained three gristmills, three saw mills, three tanneries, and two stores.[4]


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.


  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. ^ Stark County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 267. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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