Perry Township, Columbiana County, Ohio

Coordinates: 40°54′6″N 80°51′19″W / 40.90167°N 80.85528°W / 40.90167; -80.85528
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Perry Township, Columbiana County, Ohio
Koons Airport is located on Ohio State Route 9
Location of Perry Township in Columbiana County
Location of Perry Township in Columbiana County
Coordinates: 40°54′6″N 80°51′19″W / 40.90167°N 80.85528°W / 40.90167; -80.85528
CountryUnited States
 • Total15.84 sq mi (41.02 km2)
 • Land15.82 sq mi (40.97 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation1,220 ft (372 m)
 • Total16,318
 • Density1,000/sq mi (400/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-61798[3]
GNIS feature ID1085900[1]

Perry Township is one of the eighteen townships of Columbiana County, Ohio, United States. The 2020 census reported 16,318 people living in the township.


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

It is the most northerly township in Columbiana County.

One city is located in Perry Township:

  • The city of Salem, in the center

The census-designated place of Salem Heights is on the western edge of the township, along U.S. Route 62 (West State Street).

Name and history[edit]

Historical population

Perry Township is named for Oliver Hazard Perry, hero of the Battle of Lake Erie.[4] It is one of twenty-six Perry Townships statewide.[5]

The township was organized in 1832.[6] Four sections of Green, four sections of Salem, four sections from Goshen and four sections of Butler townships, all then in Columbiana County, were given to the new township.[6]


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.

Township Trustees[edit]

  • James Armeni Sr., Vice Chairman[8]
  • Don Rudibaugh,[8]
  • Steven J. Bailey, Chairman [8]

Fiscal Officer[edit]

  • John C. Volio[8]


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  2. ^ "Perry township, Columbiana County, Ohio - Census Bureau Profile". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 5, 2023.
  3. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ McCord, William B. (1905). History of Columbiana County, Ohio and Representative Citizens. Biographical Publishing Company. pp. 317.
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved February 16, 2007.
  6. ^ a b Cranmer, Gibson Lamb (1891). History of the upper Ohio Valley. Vol. 2. Madison, Wisconsin: Brant & Fuller. p. 22.
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed April 30, 2009.
  8. ^ a b c d "2020 General Election Results for Columbiana County" (PDF). Retrieved February 19, 2021.

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