Vermilion Township, Erie County, Ohio

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Vermilion Township, Erie County, Ohio
Township
Agricultural scene on Sperry Road
Agricultural scene on Sperry Road
Location of Vermilion Township (red) in Erie County, adjacent to the city of Vermilion
Location of Vermilion Township (red) in Erie County, adjacent to the city of Vermilion
Coordinates: 41°24′26″N 82°23′13″W / 41.40722°N 82.38694°W / 41.40722; -82.38694Coordinates: 41°24′26″N 82°23′13″W / 41.40722°N 82.38694°W / 41.40722; -82.38694
Country United States
State Ohio
County Erie
Area
 • Total 22.2 sq mi (57.5 km2)
 • Land 19.9 sq mi (51.6 km2)
 • Water 2.3 sq mi (6.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 620 ft (189 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,945
 • Density 248/sq mi (95.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44089
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-79730[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086071[1]
Website www.vermiliontownship.com

Vermilion Township is one of the nine townships of Erie County, Ohio, United States. It is part of the Sandusky, Ohio metropolitan statistical area. As of the 2010 census the population was 4,945.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

Part of the city of Vermilion is located in northeastern Vermilion Township along the shoreline of Lake Erie.

Name and history[edit]

  • It is the only Vermilion Township statewide, although there is a Vermillion Township in Ashland County. (Originally both of these townships had used the same double-L spelling, "Vermillion".)
  • Vermilion Township was named from the Vermilion River.[4] This township was established about 1808, and it originally extended westward all the way to the Huron River. However, that western section was later annexed onto Huron Township and Berlin Township.[5]

Government[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  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. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Vermilion township, Erie County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 10, 2016. 
  4. ^ Williams, William W. (1879). History of the Fire Lands, Comprising Huron and Erie Counties, Ohio. Press of Leader Printing Company. p. 440. 
  5. ^ Williams, William W. (1879). History of the Fire Lands, Comprising Huron and Erie Counties, Ohio. Press of Leader Printing Company. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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