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Center Township, Carroll County, Ohio

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Country  United States
County  Carroll
FIPS code  39-12896
Elevation  349 m
Local time  Tuesday 10:25 AM
State  Ohio
Time zone  Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID  1085826
Area  38.4 km²
Population  4,664 (2010)
Center Township, Carroll County, Ohio
Weather  12°C, Wind SW at 26 km/h, 82% Humidity

Center Township is one of the fourteen townships of Carroll County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census there were 4,664 people living in the township, 1,423 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.

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Map of Center Township, OH 44615, USA

Geography

Located at the center of the county, it borders the following townships:

  • Washington Township - northeast
  • Lee Township - southeast
  • Union Township - southwest
  • Harrison Township - northwest
  • The village of Carrollton, the county seat of Carroll County, is located in central Center Township.

    Several state highways pass through the township, converging in Carrollton. Ohio State Route 9 leads northeast 28 miles (45 km) to Salem and south 30 miles (48 km) to Cadiz. Ohio State Route 39 crosses OH 9 in Carrollton and leads east 32 miles (51 km) to East Liverpool and west 25 miles (40 km) to New Philadelphia. Ohio State Route 43 leads northwest 26 miles (42 km) to Canton and southeast 34 miles (55 km) to Steubenville, and Ohio State Route 332 leads south 14 miles (23 km) to Scio.

    Name and history

    It is one of nine Center Townships statewide.

    Center Township was not organized as a separate civil township until several years after the organization of Carroll County in March 1836, when the county commissioners had presented them a petition asking for the erection of a separate township to be called "Centre", being composed of parts of Harrison and Washington townships.

    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.

    Education

    Students attend the Carrollton Exempted Village School District.

    References

    Center Township, Carroll County, Ohio Wikipedia


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