Peru Township, Huron County, Ohio

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Peru Township, Huron County, Ohio
The Macksville Tavern on Peru Hollow Road
The Macksville Tavern on Peru Hollow Road
Location of Peru Township in Huron County
Location of Peru Township in Huron County
Coordinates: 41°10′45″N 82°41′29″W / 41.17917°N 82.69139°W / 41.17917; -82.69139Coordinates: 41°10′45″N 82°41′29″W / 41.17917°N 82.69139°W / 41.17917; -82.69139
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyHuron
Area
 • Total25.7 sq mi (66.6 km2)
 • Land25.6 sq mi (66.4 km2)
 • Water0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation768 ft (234 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,105
 • Density43/sq mi (16.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-62246[2]
GNIS feature ID1086355[1]

Peru Township is one of the nineteen townships of Huron County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population of the township was 1,105.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Peru Township.

Name and history[edit]

Statewide, the only other Peru Township is located in Morrow County. Based on the fact that Huron County is part of the old Connecticut Western Reserve, Peru Township may also be called the "Town of Peru" just like the townships in the Northeastern part of the State of Ohio. Counties such as Ashtabula, Trumbull, Geauga, Medina, etcetera.

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,[4] 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 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Peru township, Huron County, Ohio". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  4. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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