Paris Township, Portage County, Ohio

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Paris Township, Portage County, Ohio
Township
Ice rescue by township fire department at dam of Michael J Kirwan Reservoir
Ice rescue by township fire department at dam of Michael J Kirwan Reservoir
Location within Portage County
Location within Portage County
Coordinates: 41°10′13″N 81°3′40″W / 41.17028°N 81.06111°W / 41.17028; -81.06111Coordinates: 41°10′13″N 81°3′40″W / 41.17028°N 81.06111°W / 41.17028; -81.06111
Country United States
State Ohio
County Portage
Area
 • Total 23.9 sq mi (61.9 km2)
 • Land 22.7 sq mi (58.7 km2)
 • Water 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 968 ft (295 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,827
 • Density 80.5/sq mi (31.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-59822[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086835[1]

Paris Township is one of the eighteen townships of Portage County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,827 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Paris Township, although the unincorporated community of Wayland lies in the western part of the township.

Formed from the Connecticut Western Reserve, Paris Township covers an area of 23 sq mi (60 km2). The Ravenna Training and Logistics Site covers the northern part of the township.

Name and history[edit]

Paris Township was established around 1810. The community derives its name from Paris, New York.[4] Variant names were Parisville and Paris Center.[5] A post office called Parisville was established in 1827, and remained in operation until 1890.[6] Statewide, other Paris Townships are located in Stark and Union counties.

Government[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  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. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Portage County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 107. 
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Paris Township, Portage County, Ohio
  6. ^ "Portage County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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