Orwell Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio

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Orwell Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio
Location of Orwell Township in Ashtabula County
Location of Orwell Township in Ashtabula County
Coordinates: 41°32′14″N 80°51′20″W / 41.53722°N 80.85556°W / 41.53722; -80.85556Coordinates: 41°32′14″N 80°51′20″W / 41.53722°N 80.85556°W / 41.53722; -80.85556
Country United States
State Ohio
County Ashtabula
 • Total 23.7 sq mi (61.5 km2)
 • Land 23.7 sq mi (61.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 932 ft (284 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,106
 • Density 131/sq mi (50.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44076
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-58870[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085736[1]

Orwell Township is one of the twenty-seven townships of Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 3,106 people in the township,[3] 1,446 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.


Located on the southwestern edge of the county, it borders the following townships:

The village of Orwell is located in central Orwell Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Orwell Township statewide.[4]

The first settler in Orwell Township was former New York resident A.H. Paine, who arrived in 1815. The township was named Leffingwell Township until 1826.[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.


  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): Orwell 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. ^ Donley, Lucille." Orwell" (1958-12-15). Ashtabula County Historical Society.
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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