Thompson Township, Geauga County, Ohio

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Thompson Township, Geauga County, Ohio
Location of Thompson Township in Geauga County
Location of Thompson Township in Geauga County
Coordinates: 41°40′28″N 81°3′27″W / 41.67444°N 81.05750°W / 41.67444; -81.05750Coordinates: 41°40′28″N 81°3′27″W / 41.67444°N 81.05750°W / 41.67444; -81.05750
Country United States
State Ohio
County Geauga
 • Total 25.7 sq mi (66.5 km2)
 • Land 25.7 sq mi (66.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,250 ft (381 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,383
 • Density 92.8/sq mi (35.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44086
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-76628[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086161[1]

Thompson Township is one of the sixteen townships of Geauga County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,383 people in the township.[3]


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

No municipalities are located in Thompson Township. The township contains the unincorporated community of Thompson.[4]

Thompson Township is the location of the Thompson Ledges landform.[5]

Name and history[edit]

Statewide, other Thompson Townships are located in Delaware and Seneca counties.


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.


Thompson Township is the site of WKSV 89.1 FM, a repeater transmitter for the WKSU public radio station based in Kent.


  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. ^ Geauga County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Thompson
  5. ^ "Marker #6-28 Thompson Ledges / Thompson Ledges Park". Remarkable Ohio: Marking Ohio's History. Ohio Historical Society. Retrieved August 28, 2011. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

Further reading[edit]

  • General History of Geauga County, with Sketches of some of the Pioneers and Prominent Men published in 1880 by The Historical Society of Geauga Country.

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