Truro Township, Franklin County, Ohio

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Truro Township, Franklin County, Ohio
Truro Township Townhall 1.jpg
Truro Township Townhall
Map of Franklin County, Ohio highlighting Truro Township.svg
Location of Truro Township in Franklin County.
Coordinates: 39°57′15″N82°48′46″W / 39.95417°N 82.81278°W / 39.95417; -82.81278 Coordinates: 39°57′15″N82°48′46″W / 39.95417°N 82.81278°W / 39.95417; -82.81278
Country United States
State Ohio
County Franklin
Area
[1]
  Total7.4 sq mi (19 km2)
  Land7.3 sq mi (19 km2)
  Water0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation
[2]
886 ft (270 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Total26,837
  Density3,600/sq mi (1,400/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 39-77714 [3]
GNIS feature ID1086115 [2]

Truro Township is one of the seventeen townships of Franklin County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 26,837 people in the township, 1,304 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township. [4]

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Geography

Located in the eastern part of the county, it borders the following cities and townships:

Most of what was once Truro Township has been annexed by the cities of Reynoldsburg, in the east, and Columbus everywhere else, although the village of Brice is located in southern Truro Township, and several small unincorporated portions remain.

Name and history

It is the only Truro Township statewide. [5]

Truro Township owes its name to Truro, Nova Scotia, the former hometown of the Taylor family of early settlers, who came to Ohio encouraged by the United States Congress to begin a new life in the Refugee Tract after having their estates seized by the British government for supporting the American Revolution. [6]

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, [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.

Services

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Truro Township Fire Department Headquarters

The township provides fire and EMS protection for the city of Reynoldsburg, the village of Brice as well as the unincorporated areas of the township. They also provide road maintenance in the unincorporated areas of the township and operate Silent Home Cemetery in Reynoldsburg.

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Houses on Parkline Drive

Notable Residents

Congressman Edward Taylor (1869-1938), grandson of early settler David Taylor.

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References

  1. "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for County Subdivisions". U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division. 2 February 2011. Archived from the original on 29 January 2012. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
  2. 1 2 "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. "Population and Household Counts for Governmental Units: 2010, 2000, 1990" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. August 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 October 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
  5. "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  6. Kilbourn, John (1833). The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary. Scott and Wright. pp.  445 . Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  7. §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.