Penfield Township, Lorain County, Ohio

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Penfield Township, Lorain County, Ohio
Penfield Community Church on Route 18
Penfield Community Church on Route 18
Location of Penfield Township in Lorain County
Location of Penfield Township in Lorain County
Coordinates: 41°10′19″N 82°6′32″W / 41.17194°N 82.10889°W / 41.17194; -82.10889Coordinates: 41°10′19″N 82°6′32″W / 41.17194°N 82.10889°W / 41.17194; -82.10889
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyLorain
Area
 • Total22.1 sq mi (57.2 km2)
 • Land22.0 sq mi (57.0 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation843 ft (257 m)
Population
 • Total1,690
 • Density76.7/sq mi (29.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-61532[2]
GNIS feature ID1086516[1]

Penfield Township is one of the eighteen townships of Lorain County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,690 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in southeastern Lorain County, it borders the following townships:

No municipalities are located in Penfield Township.

Name and history[edit]

Penfield Township was established in 1825, and named in honor of Peter Penfield, an early settler.[4] It is the only Penfield Township statewide.[5]

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,[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.

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. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Lorain County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 14 May 2007.
  4. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 108.
  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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