Ridgefield Township, Huron County, Ohio

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Ridgefield Township, Huron County, Ohio
Blue Bridge, which spans the Huron River
Blue Bridge, which spans the Huron River
Location of Ridgefield Township (red) in Huron County, next to the city of Norwalk (yellow)
Location of Ridgefield Township (red) in Huron County, next to the city of Norwalk (yellow)
Coordinates: 41°14′51″N 82°41′20″W / 41.24750°N 82.68889°W / 41.24750; -82.68889Coordinates: 41°14′51″N 82°41′20″W / 41.24750°N 82.68889°W / 41.24750; -82.68889
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyHuron
Area
 • Total25.6 sq mi (66.4 km2)
 • Land25.5 sq mi (66.0 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation712 ft (217 m)
Population
 • Total2,329
 • Density91/sq mi (35.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
44847
Area code(s)419
FIPS code39-67006[2]
GNIS feature ID1086357[1]

Ridgefield Township is one of the nineteen townships of Huron County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 2,329,[3] of whom 929 lived in the unincorporated portion of the township.[4]

Geography[edit]

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

The village of Monroeville is located in the center of the township, and the city of Norwalk, the county seat of Huron County, borders part of the eastern side of the township.

Name and history[edit]

Ridgefield Township was organized in 1815.[5]

It is the only Ridgefield Township statewide.[6]

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,[7] 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.

Transportation[edit]

Due to the lay of the land and early settlement routes, the roads in this township follow no particular pattern. Important highways include U.S. Route 20 and State Routes 18, 61, 99, 113, and 547.[8]

East-west roads

North-south Roads

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. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Ridgefield township, Huron County, Ohio". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Remainder of Ridgefield township, Ridgefield township, Huron County, Ohio". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  5. ^ Baughman, Abraham J. (1909). History of Huron County, Ohio: Its Progress and Development, with Biographical Sketches of Prominent Citizens of the County, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 267.
  6. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
  8. ^ DeLorme. (2004). Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-281-1.

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