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Dorset Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio

Dorset Township is one of the twenty-seven townships of Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 846 people in the township.[3]

Dorset Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio
Ohio Bicentennial Barn
Location of Dorset Township in Ashtabula County
Location of Dorset Township in Ashtabula County
Coordinates: 41°40′35″N 80°40′7″W / 41.67639°N 80.66861°W / 41.67639; -80.66861Coordinates: 41°40′35″N 80°40′7″W / 41.67639°N 80.66861°W / 41.67639; -80.66861
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyAshtabula
Area
 • Total23.1 sq mi (59.8 km2)
 • Land23.1 sq mi (59.7 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation978 ft (298 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total846
 • Density37/sq mi (14.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
44032
Area code(s)440
FIPS code39-22344[2]
GNIS feature ID1085725[1]

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GeographyEdit

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

No municipalities are located in Dorset Township, although the unincorporated community of Dorset lies in the center of the township.

Name and historyEdit

It is the only Dorset Township statewide.[4]

GovernmentEdit

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,[5] 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. Currently, the board is composed of chairman Herbert Dean and members James Bailey and Jeffrey Hinkle.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Dorset township, Ashtabula County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 9, 2013.
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
  6. ^ Ashtabula County, Ohio Ashtabula County, 2007. Accessed 2007-05-28.

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