Richmond Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio

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Richmond Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio
Location of Richmond Township in Ashtabula County
Location of Richmond Township in Ashtabula County
Coordinates: 41°40′27″N 80°33′43″W / 41.67417°N 80.56194°W / 41.67417; -80.56194Coordinates: 41°40′27″N 80°33′43″W / 41.67417°N 80.56194°W / 41.67417; -80.56194
Country United States
State Ohio
County Ashtabula
 • Total 25.6 sq mi (66.3 km2)
 • Land 25.3 sq mi (65.5 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,020 ft (311 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 938
 • Density 37/sq mi (14.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-66796[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085739[1]

Richmond Township is one of the twenty-seven townships of Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 938 people in the township.[3]


Located on the eastern edge of the county, it borders the following townships:

No municipalities are located in Richmond Township.

Name and history[edit]

Statewide, the only other Richmond Township is located in Huron County.

The township was first settled in 1806. Richmond Township was organized in 1828.[4] In later years, it became a center for the Underground Railroad.[5]


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,[6] 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. Currently, the board is composed of chairman Thomas Hitchcock and members David Ballentine and Allen Slater.[5]


  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. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Richmond township, Ashtabula County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary. Scott and Wright. p. 392. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Ashtabula County, Ohio Ashtabula County, 2007. Accessed 2007-05-28.
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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