Washington Township, Carroll County, Ohio

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Washington Township, Carroll County, Ohio
Township
Township garage and meeting house
Township garage and meeting house
Location of Washington Township in Carroll County
Location of Washington Township in Carroll County
Coordinates: 40°36′43″N 81°1′32″W / 40.61194°N 81.02556°W / 40.61194; -81.02556Coordinates: 40°36′43″N 81°1′32″W / 40.61194°N 81.02556°W / 40.61194; -81.02556
Country United States
State Ohio
County Carroll
Area
 • Total 26.02 sq mi (67.40 km2)
 • Land 26.00 sq mi (67.33 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,273 ft (388 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,239
 • Density 48/sq mi (18.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-81116[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085837[1]

Washington Township is one of the fourteen townships of Carroll County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,239.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Washington Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of forty-three Washington Townships statewide.[4] Originally Township 14 of range 5 of the Old Seven Ranges, and later a part of Columbiana County, the township was admitted whole with the formation of Carroll county. In March, 1836, the county commissioners took part of Washington township along with a part of Harrison Township to form Centre (later Center) township.[5]

Government[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 700
1830 1,447 106.7%
1840 1,041 −28.1%
1850 1,020 −2.0%
1860 749 −26.6%
1870 740 −1.2%
1880 750 1.4%
1890 664 −11.5%
1900 634 −4.5%
1910 601 −5.2%
1920 523 −13.0%
1930 525 0.4%
1940 542 3.2%
1950 536 −1.1%
1960 601 12.1%
1970 697 16.0%
1980 772 10.8%
1990 813 5.3%
2000 1,061 30.5%
2010 1,239 16.8%
[6]

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,[7] 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.

Education[edit]

Students attend the Carrollton Exempted Village School District.[8]

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. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Washington township, Carroll County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 9, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ Eckley, H.J.; Perry, W.T. (1921). History of Carroll and Harrison Counties. The Lewis Publishing Co. p. 185. 
  6. ^ census data: 1820 : 1820 page 123 , 1830 : Kilbourn, John (1831). The Ohio gazetteer: or, Topographical dictionary: describing the several ... in the State of Ohio. self. p. 321.  , 1840, 1880 : Howe, Henry (1907). Historical Collections of Ohio, The Ohio Centennial Edition. The State of Ohio. p. 359.  , 1850 : 1950 page 14 , 1860 : 1860 page 13 , 1870 : 1870 page 24 , 1890, 1900 : Hunt, William C. (1901). Population of the United States by states and territories, counties, and minor Civil Divisions, as returned at the Twelfth Census: 1900. United States Census Printing Office. p. 306.  , 1900, 1910, 1920 : Austin, William Lane; Teele, Ray Palmer (1921). Fourteenth census of the United States, Volume 1. Government Printing Office. p. 561.  , 1930 : 1930 page 40 , 1940 : 1940 page 83 , 1950 : 1950 page 14 , 1960 : 1860 page 16 , 1970 : 1970 page 124 , 1980 : 1980 & 1990 Census Information, at reference desk, Carroll County District Library , 1990 : 1990 , 2000 : 2000, 2010 : [1]
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
  8. ^ PUC Ohio map of School Districts

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