Morgan Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio

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Morgan Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio
Riverdale Road Covered Bridge
Location of Morgan Township in Ashtabula County
Location of Morgan Township in Ashtabula County
Coordinates: 41°39′45″N 80°50′58″W / 41.66250°N 80.84944°W / 41.66250; -80.84944Coordinates: 41°39′45″N 80°50′58″W / 41.66250°N 80.84944°W / 41.66250; -80.84944
Country United States
State Ohio
County Ashtabula
 • Total 24.2 sq mi (62.7 km2)
 • Land 23.9 sq mi (61.9 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation[1] 814 ft (248 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,170
 • Density 91/sq mi (35.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-52066[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085733[1]

Morgan Township is one of the twenty-seven townships of Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 2,170 people in the township.[3]


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

Two villages are located in Morgan Township: part of Roaming Shores in the southeast, and Rock Creek in the center.

Name and history[edit]

Named for Connecticut landowner John Morgan,[4] it is one of six Morgan Townships statewide.[5]

The first Euro-American settler in Morgan Township was Nathan Gillett, who came from Connecticut in 1801.[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,[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 board is composed of chairman Bob Martin and members Mike Jones, David Larosa and Fiscal Officer Marie Lesko Silbaugh.[4]


  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): Morgan township, Ashtabula County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c Ashtabula County, Ohio Ashtabula County, 2007. Accessed 2007-05-28.
  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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