Jerusalem Township, Lucas County, Ohio

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Jerusalem Township, Lucas County, Ohio
Township
The Toledo Harbor Light in Lake Erie
The Toledo Harbor Light in Lake Erie
Jerusalem Township in Lucas County
Jerusalem Township in Lucas County
Jerusalem Township is located in Ohio
Jerusalem Township
Jerusalem Township
Location within the state of Ohio.
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Country United States
State Ohio
County Lucas
Area
 • Total 265.8 sq mi (688.4 km2)
 • Land 30.4 sq mi (78.7 km2)
 • Water 235.4 sq mi (609.7 km2)
Elevation[1] 574 ft (175 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,109
 • Density 102/sq mi (39.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-39116[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086526[1]
Website www.twp.jerusalem.oh.us

Jerusalem Township is one of the eleven townships of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 3,109 people in the township.[3]

Communities

  • Bono is an unincorporated community located at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. in the southeast portion of the township.
  • Niles Beach is an unincorporated community located in the northern portion of the township on the shores of Lake Erie. Maumee Bay State Park is located in Niles Beach.
  • Curtice is an unincorporated community and Census-designated place located at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. in the southwest portion of the township. Curtice is also located in the northern portion of Allen Township.
  • Reno Beach is an unincorporated community located in the northeast portion of the township along the shores of Lake Erie.
  • Yondota is an unincorporated community located in the southern portion of the township.

Geography

Located in the far eastern part of the county along the shores of Lake Erie, it borders the following townships and city:

No municipalities are located in Jerusalem Township, although the unincorporated communities of Bono and Curtice lie in the township's southwest.

The fake town of Goblu was inserted into the 1978-79 Michigan state map in the township as a joke.

Jerusalem Township is also the home of Crane Creek State Park, the Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge, and the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge.

Name and history

It is the only Jerusalem Township statewide.[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.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Jerusalem township, Lucas County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 7, 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.

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