Springfield Township, Mahoning County, Ohio

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Springfield Township
Springfield High School
Location of Springfield Township in Mahoning County
Location of Springfield Township in Mahoning County
Coordinates: 40°56′47″N 80°34′28″W / 40.94639°N 80.57444°W / 40.94639; -80.57444Coordinates: 40°56′47″N 80°34′28″W / 40.94639°N 80.57444°W / 40.94639; -80.57444
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyMahoning
Area
 • Total34.9 sq mi (90.4 km2)
 • Land33.4 sq mi (86.6 km2)
 • Water1.5 sq mi (3.8 km2)
Elevation1,191 ft (363 m)
Population
 • Total6,703
 • Density200/sq mi (77.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-74124[2]
GNIS feature ID1086571[1]
Websitewww.springfieldtwp.com

Springfield Township is one of the fourteen townships of Mahoning County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 6,703 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the southeastern corner of the county along the Pennsylvania border, it borders the following townships:

The village of New Middletown is located in central Springfield Township, and two unincorporated communities lie in the township: New Springfield in the south, and Petersburg in the southeast.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of eleven Springfield Townships statewide.[4]

For many years, the township was part of Columbiana County, before becoming part of Mahoning County in 1846.[5]

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,[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.

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. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Springfield township, Mahoning County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 27, 2013.
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  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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