Amherst Township, Lorain County, Ohio

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Amherst Township, Lorain County, Ohio
Houses and fields in western Amherst Township
Houses and fields in western Amherst Township
Location in Lorain County, Ohio
Location in Lorain County, Ohio
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Country United States
State Ohio
County Lorain
 • Total 15.5 sq mi (40.0 km2)
 • Land 15.4 sq mi (39.9 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 738 ft (225 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 7,598
 • Density 493.4/sq mi (190.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44001
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-01812[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086499[1]

Amherst Township is one of the eighteen townships of Lorain County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 7,598 people in the township, 6,174 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


Located in northern Lorain County, it borders the following townships and city:

The city of Amherst is located in northwestern Amherst Township, and part of the village of South Amherst lies in the southwestern part of the township.

Name and history

It is the only Amherst Township statewide.


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,[4] 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 Dennis Abraham, Neil Lynch, and David Urig.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Lorain County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 14 May 2007.
  4. §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
  5. Amherst Township Accessed 2007-05-14.

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