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
CountryUnited States
 • Total25.7 sq mi (66.5 km2)
 • Land25.5 sq mi (66.1 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation1,250 ft (381 m)
 • Total2,269
 • Density89/sq mi (34.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)440
FIPS code39-76628[2]
GNIS feature ID1086161[1]

Thompson Township is one of the sixteen townships of Geauga County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 2,269.[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.

Thompson Township is the location of the Thompson Ledges landform.[4][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. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Thompson township, Geauga County, Ohio". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: The Ledges ("Thompson Ledges" listed as variant name)
  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 County

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