New Lyme Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio

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New Lyme Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio
New Lyme Town Hall
Location of New Lyme Township in Ashtabula County
Location of New Lyme Township in Ashtabula County
Coordinates: 41°36′9″N 80°46′21″W / 41.60250°N 80.77250°W / 41.60250; -80.77250Coordinates: 41°36′9″N 80°46′21″W / 41.60250°N 80.77250°W / 41.60250; -80.77250
CountryUnited States
 • Total24.9 sq mi (64.5 km2)
 • Land24.9 sq mi (64.4 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation981 ft (299 m)
 • Total1,116
 • Density45/sq mi (17.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
44047, 44085
Area code(s)440
FIPS code39-54964[2]
GNIS feature ID1085734[1]

New Lyme Township is one of the twenty-seven townships of Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 1,116 people in the township.[3]


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

No municipalities are located in New Lyme Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only New Lyme Township statewide.[4]

The township was first settled by former Connecticut resident Joel Owen in 1803.[5]

The township was originally known as Lebanon until 1825, when it was renamed for Lyme, Connecticut, the former home of many of its early settlers.[6]


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. Currently, the board is composed of chairman Christopher Zaebst and members William Edelman and Lee Fetters.[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): New Lyme 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. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 342. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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