Portage Township, Ottawa County, Ohio

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Portage Township, Ottawa County, Ohio
Along the southern shoreline of Portage Township
Along the southern shoreline of Portage Township
Location of Portage Township in Ottawa County
Location of Portage Township in Ottawa County
Coordinates: 41°30′28″N 82°53′54″W / 41.50778°N 82.89833°W / 41.50778; -82.89833Coordinates: 41°30′28″N 82°53′54″W / 41.50778°N 82.89833°W / 41.50778; -82.89833
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyOttawa
Area
 • Total21.6 sq mi (56.0 km2)
 • Land9.0 sq mi (23.3 km2)
 • Water12.6 sq mi (32.7 km2)
Elevation581 ft (177 m)
Population
 • Total1,634
 • Density181.5/sq mi (70.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-64080[2]
GNIS feature ID1086763[1]

Portage Township is one of the twelve townships of Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,634 people in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Communities[edit]

Geography[edit]

Located in the eastern part of the county on the Marblehead Peninsula, it borders the following townships:

Most of the city of Port Clinton, the county seat of Ottawa County, is located northwest of the township.

Name and history[edit]

Statewide, other Portage Townships are located in Hancock and Wood counties.

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. ^ Ottawa County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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