Orange Township, Ashland County, Ohio

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Orange Township
Fire station and post office in Nankin
Fire station and post office in Nankin
Location of Orange Township in Ashland County.
Location of Orange Township in Ashland County.
Coordinates: 40°56′26″N 82°16′58″W / 40.94056°N 82.28278°W / 40.94056; -82.28278Coordinates: 40°56′26″N 82°16′58″W / 40.94056°N 82.28278°W / 40.94056; -82.28278
CountryUnited States
 • Total38.0 sq mi (98.4 km2)
 • Land37.8 sq mi (97.9 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation1,178 ft (359 m)
 • Total2,523
 • Density67/sq mi (25.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-58562[2]
GNIS feature ID1085712[1]

Orange Township is one of the fifteen townships of Ashland County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 2,523.[3]


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

No municipalities are located in Orange Township, although the unincorporated community of Nankin is located in the township's south.

Orange Township is the location for the Mapleton Local School District buildings, which are at the southeast corner of county roads 801 and 620, about 3 miles north of Nankin.[4]

Name and history[edit]

It is one of six Orange Townships statewide.[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.

Orange Township is part of the Mapleton Local School District.


  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): Orange township, Ashland County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
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  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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