Smith Township, Mahoning County, Ohio

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Smith Township, Mahoning County, Ohio
Municipalities and townships of Mahoning County
Municipalities and townships of Mahoning County
Coordinates: 40°55′53″N 81°2′36″W / 40.93139°N 81.04333°W / 40.93139; -81.04333Coordinates: 40°55′53″N 81°2′36″W / 40.93139°N 81.04333°W / 40.93139; -81.04333
Country United States
State Ohio
County Mahoning
 • Total 32.5 sq mi (84.1 km2)
 • Land 31.8 sq mi (82.3 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,079 ft (329 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,510
 • Density 142/sq mi (54.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-72740[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086570[1]

Smith Township is one of the fourteen townships of Mahoning County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 4,510 people in the township.[3]


Located in the southwestern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:

The farthest west township in Mahoning County, it is the only township to border Stark County.

Several populated places are located in Smith Township:

Name and history[edit]

Statewide, the only other Smith Township is located in Belmont County.

Smith Township was organized in March, 1821 upon the petition of Judge William Smith, in whose honor it was named. Judge William Smith was a pioneer in Mahoning County.[4]

For many years, the township was part of Columbiana County, before becoming part of Mahoning County in 1846.[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.


  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 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Smith township, Mahoning County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ Sanderson, Thomas W. (1907). Twentieth Century History of Youngstown and Mahoning County. Biographical Publishing Company. p. 226. 
  5. ^ Mack, Horace (1879). History of Columbiana County, Ohio: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Unigraphic. p. 311. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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