Thompson Township, Geauga County, Ohio

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Thompson Township, Geauga County, Ohio
Township
Map of Geauga County Ohio Highlighting Thompson Township.png
Location of Thompson Township in Geauga County
Coordinates: 41°40′28″N81°3′27″W / 41.67444°N 81.05750°W / 41.67444; -81.05750 Coordinates: 41°40′28″N81°3′27″W / 41.67444°N 81.05750°W / 41.67444; -81.05750
Country United States
State Ohio
County Geauga
Area
  Total 25.7 sq mi (66.5 km2)
  Land 25.5 sq mi (66.1 km2)
  Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation [1] 1,250 ft (381 m)
Population (2010)
  Total 2,269
  Density 89/sq mi (34.3/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]
Website thompsonohio.org

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]

A civil township is a widely used unit of local government in the United States that is subordinate to a county. The term town is used in New England, New York, and Wisconsin to refer to the equivalent of the civil township in these states. Specific responsibilities and the degree of autonomy vary based on each state. Civil townships are distinct from survey townships, but in states that have both, the boundaries often coincide and may completely geographically subdivide a county. The U.S. Census Bureau classifies civil townships as minor civil divisions. Currently, there are 20 states with civil townships.

Geauga County, Ohio County in the United States

Geauga County is a county in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 93,389. The county seat is Chardon. The county is named for a Onondaga or Seneca language word meaning 'raccoon', originally the name of the Grand River.

Ohio State of the United States of America

Ohio is a Midwestern state in the Great Lakes region of the United States. Of the fifty states, it is the 34th largest by area, the seventh most populous, and the tenth most densely populated. The state's capital and largest city is Columbus.

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Geography

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

Madison Township, Lake County, Ohio Township in Ohio, United States

Madison Township is one of the five townships of Lake County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 18,428 people in the township, 15,494 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township. It is the largest township in Ohio by area.

Harpersfield Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio Township in Ohio, United States

Harpersfield Township is one of the twenty-seven townships of Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 2,695 people in the township.

Trumbull Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio Township in Ohio, United States

Trumbull Township is one of the twenty-seven townships of Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 1,408 people in the township.

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

Thompson is an unincorporated community in Thompson Township, Geauga County, in the U.S. state of Ohio at an elevation of 1270 ft (287 m). The Thompson Ledges, an important geologic and topographic feature of northeast Ohio, are located nearby.

Thompson Township is the location of the Thompson Ledges landform. [4] [5]

Name and history

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

Thompson Township, Delaware County, Ohio Township in Ohio, United States

Thompson Township is one of the eighteen townships of Delaware County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 684, up from 558 at the 2000 census.

Thompson Township, Seneca County, Ohio Township in Ohio, United States

Thompson Township is one of the fifteen townships of Seneca County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 1,443 people in the township.

Government

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.

Communication

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

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References

  1. 1 2 "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.

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