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Goshen Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio

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Country  United States
County  Tuscarawas
FIPS code  39-31066
Elevation  291 m
Population  5,285 (2000)
State  Ohio
Time zone  Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID  1087056
Local time  Friday 5:10 AM
Goshen Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio
Weather  -6°C, Wind NE at 0 km/h, 84% Humidity
Area  70.19 km² (69.15 km² Land / 104 ha Water)

Goshen Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Tuscarawas County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 5,285 people in the township, 4,225 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.

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Map of Goshen Township, OH, USA

Geography

Located in the east central part of the county, it borders the following townships:

  • Fairfield Township - north
  • Warren Township - northeast
  • Union Township - east
  • Mill Township - southeast
  • Warwick Township - south
  • York Township - southwest
  • Dover Township - northwest
  • Several municipalities are located in Goshen Township:

  • The city of New Philadelphia, the county seat of Tuscarawas County, in the center and northwest
  • Part of the village of Barnhill, in the southeast
  • Part of the village of Midvale, in the southeast
  • Part of the village of Roswell, in the west
  • Name and history

    Goshen Township is named after the Land of Goshen, whose name was meant to imply fertility of the soil. It is one of seven Goshen Townships statewide. The township was established in 1808.

    Within the township's boundaries is the old village of Goshen which was one of the settlements of the Christian Munsee.

    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 Glenn Carlisle, Joe Ginnetti, and Bill Miller, and the fiscal officer is John Hurst.

    References

    Goshen Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio Wikipedia


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