Monroe Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio

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Monroe Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio
State Road Covered Bridge
Location of Monroe Township in Ashtabula County
Location of Monroe Township in Ashtabula County
Coordinates: 41°51′5″N 80°34′53″W / 41.85139°N 80.58139°W / 41.85139; -80.58139Coordinates: 41°51′5″N 80°34′53″W / 41.85139°N 80.58139°W / 41.85139; -80.58139
Country United States
State Ohio
County Ashtabula
 • Total 38.5 sq mi (99.7 km2)
 • Land 38.5 sq mi (99.6 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 919 ft (280 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,381
 • Density 62/sq mi (23.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-51296[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085732[1]

Monroe Township is one of the twenty-seven townships of Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 2,381 people in the township.[3]


Located on the northeastern edge of the county, it borders the following townships and city:

No municipalities are located in Monroe Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of twenty-two Monroe Townships statewide.[4]

The first settler in Monroe Township was Stephen Moulton, who arrived from New York in 1799.[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. Currently, the members of the board are John Griggs, Roger Sherman, Jr, and Robert Pixley.[5]


  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. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Monroe township, Ashtabula County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ a b Ashtabula County, Ohio Ashtabula County, 2007. Accessed 2007-05-28.
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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