Grafton Township, Lorain County, Ohio
|Grafton Township, Lorain County, Ohio|
Justin Breckenridge House, built 1851
Location of Grafton Township in Lorain County
|Coordinates: 41°14′19″N 82°2′7″W / 41.23861°N 82.03528°WCoordinates: 41°14′19″N 82°2′7″W / 41.23861°N 82.03528°W|
|• Total||25.5 sq mi (66.0 km2)|
|• Land||25.4 sq mi (65.9 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||837 ft (255 m)|
|• Density||107.0/sq mi (41.3/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086510|
Located in southeastern Lorain County, it borders the following townships:
- Eaton Township - north
- Columbia Township - northeast corner
- Liverpool Township, Medina County - east
- York Township, Medina County - southeast corner
- Litchfield Township, Medina County - south
- Penfield Township - southwest corner
- LaGrange Township - west
- Carlisle Township - northwest corner
Part of the village of Grafton is located in northern Grafton Township.
Name and history
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.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Lorain County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 14 May 2007.
- "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
- §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.