Thompson Township, Seneca County, Ohio

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Thompson Township, Seneca County, Ohio
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Location of Thompson Township in Seneca County
Coordinates: 41°12′17″N82°53′59″W / 41.20472°N 82.89972°W / 41.20472; -82.89972 Coordinates: 41°12′17″N82°53′59″W / 41.20472°N 82.89972°W / 41.20472; -82.89972
Country United States
State Ohio
County Seneca
Area
  Total 37.3 sq mi (96.7 km2)
  Land 37.3 sq mi (96.6 km2)
  Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation [1] 804 ft (245 m)
Population (2010)
  Total 1,443
  Density 38.7/sq mi (14.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
  Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-76632 [2]
GNIS feature ID 1086955 [1]

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

Seneca County, Ohio County in the United States

Seneca County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 56,745. Its county seat is Tiffin. The county was created in 1820 and later organized in 1824. It is named for the Seneca Indians.

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:

York Township, Sandusky County, Ohio Township in Ohio, United States

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Lyme Township, Huron County, Ohio Township in Ohio, United States

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Sherman Township, Huron County, Ohio Township in Ohio, United States

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No municipalities are located in Thompson Township, although the unincorporated community of Flat Rock lies in the northeastern part of the township.

Unincorporated area Region of land not governed by own local government

In law, an unincorporated area is a region of land that is not governed by a local municipal corporation; similarly an unincorporated community is a settlement that is not governed by its own local municipal corporation, but rather is administered as part of larger administrative divisions, such as a township, parish, borough, county, city, canton, state, province or country. Occasionally, municipalities dissolve or disincorporate, which may happen if they become fiscally insolvent, and services become the responsibility of a higher administration. Widespread unincorporated communities and areas are a distinguishing feature of the United States and Canada. In most other countries of the world, there are either no unincorporated areas at all, or these are very rare; typically remote, outlying, sparsely populated or uninhabited areas.

Flat Rock, Ohio census-designated place in Ohio, United States

Flat Rock is a census-designated place in northeastern Thompson Township, Seneca County, Ohio, United States. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 44828.

Name and history

Thompson Township was established in 1820. [4]

Statewide, other Thompson Townships are located in Delaware and Geauga 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, Geauga County, Ohio Township in Ohio, United States

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

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, [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.

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