Thorn Township, Perry County, Ohio

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Thorn Township, Perry County, Ohio
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The Soloman Whitmer House, a historic site on Zion Road
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Location of Thorn Township in Perry County
Coordinates: 39°53′26″N82°24′52″W / 39.89056°N 82.41444°W / 39.89056; -82.41444 Coordinates: 39°53′26″N82°24′52″W / 39.89056°N 82.41444°W / 39.89056; -82.41444
Country United States
State Ohio
County Perry
Area
  Total38.0 sq mi (98.5 km2)
  Land37.3 sq mi (96.5 km2)
  Water0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
Elevation
[1]
1,017 ft (310 m)
Population
  Total3,765
  Density101.1/sq mi (39.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 39-76659 [2]
GNIS feature ID1086791 [1]

Thorn Township is one of the fourteen townships of Perry County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 3,765 people in the township, 3,034 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of 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.

Perry County, Ohio County in the United States

Perry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 36,058. Its county seat is New Lexington. Founded on March 1, 1818, from parts of Fairfield, Washington and Muskingum counties, it was the 55th county to be formed in Ohio. The county is named for Oliver Hazard Perry, a hero of the War of 1812.

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 northwestern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:

Licking Township, Licking County, Ohio Township in Ohio, United States

Licking Township is one of the twenty-five townships of Licking County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 3,870 people in the township.

Bowling Green Township, Licking County, Ohio Township in Ohio, United States

Bowling Green Township is one of the twenty-five townships of Licking County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,668 people in the township.

Hopewell Township, Perry County, Ohio Township in Ohio, United States

Hopewell Township is one of the fourteen townships of Perry County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,163 people in the township, 1,965 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.

The village of Thornville is located in northeastern Thorn Township.

Thornville, Ohio Village in Ohio, United States

Thornville is a village in Perry County, Ohio, United States. It is 20 miles north of the county seat of New Lexington. The population was 991 at the 2010 census.

Name and history

Thorn Township was organized around 1804, and was so named on account of there being many thorny plants within its borders. [4] It is the only Thorn Township statewide. [5]

Thorn Township borders Buckeye Lake, formerly known as the Licking Summit Reservoir. The unincorporated village of Thornport was platted in 1839 by W. W. Talbott, whose canal improvement company dug a private canal to connect Thorn Township and its farmers to the Licking Summit Reservoir and the canal trade, bringing some prosperity to the township. [6] After a storm, the village fell into ruin, until a nearby railroad reestablished grain networks. [7] Today, the northern edge of Thorn Township is composed of lake-side homes, many of which are owned by prosperous residents of nearby cities, such as Zanesville, Newark and Columbus. [8]

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, [9] 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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Thornport is a census-designated place in Perry County, in the U.S. state of Ohio. It is 2 miles north of Thornville and 22 miles north of the county seat of New Lexington.

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. Perry County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates [ permanent dead link ] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. Colborn, Ephraim S. (1883). History of Fairfield and Perry Counties, Ohio. Brookhaven Press. p. 307.
  5. "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  6. Colborn, Ephraim S. (1883). History of Fairfield and Perry Counties, Ohio: Their Past and Present. Brookhaven Press. p. 315.
  7. Colborn, Ephraim S. (1883). History of Fairfield and Perry Counties, Ohio: Their Past and Present. Brookhaven Press. p. 312.
  8. https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/stories/2005/04/25/story5.html
  9. §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.