Lawrence Township, Stark County, Ohio
Township park
Township park
Location of Lawrence Township in Stark County
Location of Lawrence Township in Stark County
Coordinates: 40°52′54″N 81°35′24″W / 40.88167°N 81.59000°W / 40.88167; -81.59000Coordinates: 40°52′54″N 81°35′24″W / 40.88167°N 81.59000°W / 40.88167; -81.59000
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyStark
Area
 • Total34.9 sq mi (90.4 km2)
 • Land34.6 sq mi (89.6 km2)
 • Water0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
Elevation1,007 ft (307 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total8,321
 • Density240.5/sq mi (99.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
44614, 44666
Area code(s)330
FIPS code39-42168[2]
GNIS feature ID1086978[1]

Lawrence Township is one of the seventeen townships of Stark County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 8,321 people in the township.[3]

Geography

Located in the northwestern corner of the county, it borders the following townships and municipalities:

The City of Canal Fulton is surrounded by Lawrence Township, and the unincorporated communities of North Lawrence, Newman, and Urban Hill lie within the southern part of the township.

Name and history

Statewide, other Lawrence Townships are located in Lawrence, Tuscarawas, and Washington counties. In 1833, Lawrence Township contained 3 gristmills, 3 saw mills, 3 tanneries, and 2 stores.[4]

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,[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.

Education

Lawrence Township is divided between three school districts. The northern half of the township is served by the Northwest Local School District, while the southern half is part of Tuslaw Local School District. A small area along Erie Avenue in the eastern part of the township is zoned to the Jackson Local School District.

References

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Stark County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary. Scott and Wright. pp. 267. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.