Perry Township, Columbiana County, Ohio

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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; -80.85528Coordinates: 40°54′6″N 80°51′19″W / 40.90167°N 80.85528°W / 40.90167; -80.85528
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyColumbiana
Area
 • 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)
Population
 • Total16,850
 • Density1,065/sq mi (411.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-61798[2]
GNIS feature ID1085900[1]

Perry Township is one of the eighteen townships of Columbiana County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census reported 16,850 people living in the township,[3] 4,551 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[4]

Geography[edit]

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 central

Name and history[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
198017,886
199017,215−3.8%
200017,049−1.0%
201016,850−1.2%
Est. 201716,131[5]−4.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

Perry Township is named for Oliver Hazard Perry, hero of the Battle of Lake Erie.[7] It is one of twenty-six Perry Townships statewide.[8]

The township was organized in 1832.[9] 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.[9]

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,[10] 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. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Perry township, Columbiana County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Remainder of Perry township, Perry township, Columbiana County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2016". Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing" (PDF). Census.gov. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  7. ^ McCord, William B. (1905). History of Columbiana County, Ohio and Representative Citizens. Biographical Publishing Company. p. 317.
  8. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  9. ^ a b Cranmer, Gibson Lamb (1891). History of the upper Ohio Valley. 2. Madison, Wisconsin: Brant & Fuller. p. 22.
  10. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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