Mesopotamia Township, Trumbull County, Ohio

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Mesopotamia Township, Trumbull County, Ohio
Civil township
Buildings on the village green at Mesopotamia Center
Buildings on the village green at Mesopotamia Center
Location of Mesopotamia Township in Trumbull County
Location of Mesopotamia Township in Trumbull County
Coordinates: 41°27′46″N 80°56′43″W / 41.46278°N 80.94528°W / 41.46278; -80.94528Coordinates: 41°27′46″N 80°56′43″W / 41.46278°N 80.94528°W / 41.46278; -80.94528
Country United States
State Ohio
County Trumbull
Area
 • Total 27.1 sq mi (70.1 km2)
 • Land 27.1 sq mi (70.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 850 ft (259 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,051
 • Density 112.7/sq mi (43.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44439
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-49210[2]
GNIS feature ID 1087040[1]

Mesopotamia Township is one of the twenty-four townships of Trumbull County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 3,051 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Mesopotamia Township.

Name and history[edit]

Named after the ancient region of Mesopotamia,[4] it is the only Mesopotamia Township statewide.[5]

Notable people[edit]

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,[7] 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. ^ Trumbull 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. 86. 
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ Leander Frisby, Wisconsin Historical Society
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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