Spencer Township, Medina County, Ohio

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Spencer Township, Medina County, Ohio
Township
Location of Spencer Township in Medina County
Location of Spencer Township in Medina County
Coordinates: 41°5′58″N 82°7′17″W / 41.09944°N 82.12139°W / 41.09944; -82.12139Coordinates: 41°5′58″N 82°7′17″W / 41.09944°N 82.12139°W / 41.09944; -82.12139
Country United States
State Ohio
County Medina
Area
 • Total 25.2 sq mi (65.3 km2)
 • Land 25.1 sq mi (65.0 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation[1] 928 ft (283 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,429
 • Density 96.8/sq mi (37.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44275
Area code(s) 330
FIPS code 39-73999[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086604[1]

Spencer Township is one of the seventeen townships of Medina County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,429 people in the township, 1,682 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

The village of Spencer is located in central Spencer Township.

Name and history[edit]

Spencer Township has the name of Calvin Spencer, who helped build a school in exchange for the naming rights.[4] Statewide, other Spencer Townships are located in Allen, Guernsey, and Lucas 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,[5] 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. ^ Medina County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 129. 
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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