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Porter Township, Delaware County, Ohio

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Country  United States
County  Delaware
FIPS code  39-64178
Elevation  338 m
Local time  Friday 10:47 AM
State  Ohio
Time zone  Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID  1086054
Area  65.7 km²
Population  1,923 (2010)
Porter Township, Delaware County, Ohio
Weather  15°C, Wind SW at 31 km/h, 58% Humidity

Porter Township is one of the eighteen townships of Delaware County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 1,923, up from 1,696 at the 2000 census.

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Map of Porter Township, OH, USA

Geography

Located in the northeastern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:

  • Bennington Township, Morrow County - north
  • South Bloomfield Township, Morrow County - northeast corner
  • Hilliar Township, Knox County - east
  • Hartford Township, Licking County - southeast corner
  • Trenton Township - south
  • Berkshire Township - southwest corner
  • Kingston Township - west
  • Peru Township, Morrow County - northwest corner
  • No municipalities are located in Porter Township.

    Name and history

    Porter Township was organized in the 1820s. It was named for Hon. Robert Porter, a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who received from President John Adams a land grant in Delaware County.

    Statewide, the only other Porter Township is located in Scioto County.

    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.

    Public services

    Fire protection in Porter Township is the responsibility of the Porter-Kingston Fire District, and emergency medical services are provided by the Delaware County EMS.

    References

    Porter Township, Delaware County, Ohio Wikipedia


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