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Amherst Township, Lorain County, Ohio

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Country  United States
County  Lorain
FIPS code  39-01812
Elevation  225 m
Population  7,598 (2000)
Area code  440
State  Ohio
Time zone  Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID  1086499
Zip code  44001
Local time  Tuesday 2:10 PM
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Weather  14°C, Wind S at 29 km/h, 64% Humidity
Area  40.14 km² (39.89 km² Land / 26 ha Water)

Amherst Township is one of the eighteen townships of Lorain County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 7,598 people in the township, 6,174 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.


Map of Amherst Township, OH, USA


Located in northern Lorain County, it borders the following townships and city:

  • Lorain - north
  • Sheffield Township - northeast corner
  • Elyria Township - east
  • Carlisle Township - southeast corner
  • New Russia Township - south
  • Henrietta Township - southwest corner
  • Brownhelm Township - west
  • The city of Amherst is located in northwestern Amherst Township, and part of the village of South Amherst lies in the southwestern part of the township.

    Name and history

  • It is the only township named "Amherst" statewide.
  • Amherst Township was established as a judicially-independent township in 1830, and named after Amherst, New Hampshire. It had been originally created as "Town(ship) number 6 in the 18th Range" (of the Connecticut Western Reserve); but prior to 1830, it was judicially attached to "Black River township". Its first pioneer-settlement began in 1812, when Jacob Shupe built a gristmill on his farm in its northern section. And although many additional pioneers settled throughout the other portions of the township in the 1810s and 1820s, but the actual village of Amherst was not officially established until 1836. By the mid-20th-century, that village eventually encompassed most of the northern half of the original 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, 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. The current trustees are Dennis Abraham, Neil Lynch, and David Urig.


    Amherst Township, Lorain County, Ohio Wikipedia

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