Osnaburg Township, Stark County, Ohio
|Osnaburg Township, Ohio|
Municipalities and townships of Stark County
|• Total||37.1 sq mi (96.0 km2)|
|• Land||37.1 sq mi (96.0 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,184 ft (361 m)|
|• Density||158.8/sq mi (61.3/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086984|
Osnaburg Township is one of the seventeen townships of Stark County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 5,886 people in the township, 4,257 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.
Located in the southeastern part of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Nimishillen Township - north
- Paris Township - east
- Brown Township, Carroll County - southeast
- Sandy Township - south
- Pike Township - southwest corner
- Canton Township - west
- Plain Township - northwest corner
The village of East Canton is located in northwestern Osnaburg Township. The west central portion of the township also contains a small part of the city of Canton. Three unincorporated communities are also located within Osnaburg Township: Belfort within the extreme north (straddling the township's border with Nimishillen Township), Mapleton within the southeast, and Marks within the southwest.
Name and history
It is the only Osnaburg Township statewide.
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, 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.
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