Thompson Township, Geauga County, Ohio
|Thompson Township, Geauga County, Ohio|
Location of Thompson Township in Geauga County
|• Total||25.7 sq mi (66.5 km2)|
|• Land||25.5 sq mi (66.1 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)|
|Elevation||1,250 ft (381 m)|
|• Density||89/sq mi (34.3/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086161|
Located in the northeastern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Madison Township, Lake County – north
- Harpersfield Township, Ashtabula County – northeast corner
- Trumbull Township, Ashtabula County – east
- Hartsgrove Township, Ashtabula County – southeast corner
- Montville Township – south
- Hambden Township – southwest corner
- LeRoy Township, Lake County – west
No municipalities are located in Thompson Township. The township contains the unincorporated community of Thompson.
Name and history
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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- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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