Tuscarawas Township, Stark County, Ohio

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Tuscarawas Township, Stark County, Ohio
an old Motor Lodge on the Lincoln Highway
Location of Tuscarawas Township in Stark County
Location of Tuscarawas Township in Stark County
Coordinates: 40°47′26″N 81°35′7″W / 40.79056°N 81.58528°W / 40.79056; -81.58528Coordinates: 40°47′26″N 81°35′7″W / 40.79056°N 81.58528°W / 40.79056; -81.58528
Country United States
State Ohio
County Stark
 • Total 30.3 sq mi (78.4 km2)
 • Land 30.2 sq mi (78.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,070 ft (326 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 6,093
 • Density 201.4/sq mi (77.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-77910[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086991[1]

Tuscarawas Township is one of the seventeen townships of Stark County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 6,093 people in the township.[3]


Located in the western part of the county, it borders the following townships:

Part of the city of Massillon is located in eastern Tuscarawas Township.

Name and history[edit]

Pure bred registered Percheron horses - B.C. Shilling - Tuscarawas Township - 1915 advertisement

Statewide, the only other Tuscarawas Township is located in Coshocton County.

In 1833, Tuscarawas Township consisted of one gristmill, five saw mills, one fulling mill, two tanneries, and two stores.[4]


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,[5] 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.


  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. ^ Stark County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 448. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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