Sullivan Township, Ashland County, Ohio
|Sullivan Township, Ashland County, Ohio|
Township Hall and fire department in Sullivan
Location of Sullivan Township in Ashland County
|• Total||25.6 sq mi (66.2 km2)|
|• Land||25.4 sq mi (65.8 km2)|
|• Water||0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)|
|Elevation||1,135 ft (346 m)|
|• Density||99/sq mi (38.2/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1085715|
Located in the northeastern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Huntington Township, Lorain County - north
- Spencer Township, Medina County - northeast corner
- Homer Township, Medina County - east
- Jackson Township - southeast
- Orange Township - southwest
- Troy Township - west
- Rochester Township, Lorain County - northwest corner
Name and history
Sullivan Township was organized in 1819 as part of Medina County, and then became part of Lorain County in December 1822. It was added to Ashland County when it was formed on February 24, 1846 from portions of Huron, Lorain, Richland, and Wayne counties.
It is the only Sullivan Township statewide.
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, 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.
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