Thompson Township, Geauga County, Ohio

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Thompson Township, Geauga County, Ohio
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
  Total25.7 sq mi (66.5 km2)
  Land25.5 sq mi (66.1 km2)
  Water0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation
[1]
1,250 ft (381 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Total2,269
  Density89/sq mi (34.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
44086
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-76628 [2]
GNIS feature ID1086161 [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]

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Geography

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

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

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.

Television

WVIZ's transmitter is located in the southern part of the township; it has been standing since 1991.[ citation needed ]

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.

Notable people

Charles Martin Hall inventor of the modern process of aluminum production and founder of Alcoa.

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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. "U.S. Census website". 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.[ dead link ]
  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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