Perrysburg Township, Wood County, Ohio
|Perrysburg Township, Wood County, Ohio|
Perrysburg Township Police/Fire/EMS building
Location of Perrysburg Township in Wood County
|• Total||40.1 sq mi (103.9 km2)|
|• Land||39.3 sq mi (101.8 km2)|
|• Water||0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)|
|Elevation||633 ft (193 m)|
|• Density||346.4/sq mi (133.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1087194|
Perrysburg Township is located in northern Wood County, surrounding the crossroads of I-75 and the Ohio Turnpike, ten miles south of the City of Toledo, Ohio. At one time Perrysburg Township was Ohio's largest township, geographically, with 49 square miles; due to annexation the square mileage is now approximately 40.
Perrysburg Township borders the following townships and municipalities:
- Rossford - north
- Northwood - northeast
- Lake Township - east
- Troy Township - southeast
- Webster Township - south
- Middleton Township - southwest
- Perrysburg - northwest
Name and history
Established on May 8, 1823, it is the oldest township in Wood County.
It is the only Perrysburg Township statewide. Perrysburg Township was named after the City of Perrysburg (created in 1816), which in turn was named for Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, who fought in the War of 1812 and won a decisive victory at the Battle of Lake Erie.
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.
Current elected officials of Perrysburg Township:
- Gary Britten, Trustee: Term ends December 2017
- Shirley Haar, Fiscal Officer: Term ends April 2016
- Joseph Schaller, Trustee: Term ends December 2019
- Robert Mack, Trustee: Term ends December 2017
Board of trustees meetings, which are open to the public, are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. and the 2nd Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. each month at the Town Hall.
Perrysburg Township offices are composed of the following: Administration, Emergency Medical Services, Fire, Police, Recreation, Road Maintenance, and Zoning.
Primary and secondary education
There are four school districts whose boundaries include parts of Perrysburg Township:
- Eastweed Local Schools
- Lake Local Schools
- Perrysburg Exempted Village Schools
- Rossford Exempted Village Schools
Perrysburg Township is also home to Penta Career Center, a vocational high school, serving five counties and sixteen school districts.
A full-time Islamic school is located on the grounds of the Greater Toledo Islamic Center in Perrysburg Township.
Commerce and industry
Perrysburg Township is home to:
- Ampoint Industrial Park
- Cedar Business Park
- FCA US LLC (formerly Chrysler) Toledo Machining Plant
- FedEx Distribution Center
- First Solar Inc.
- Walgreens Distribution Center
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- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Wood County, Ohio – Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
- Vol. 1 Historical and Biographical record of Wood Co. by J.H. Beers and Co., 1897
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- §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.