New Russia Township, Lorain County, Ohio

New Russia Township, Lorain County, Ohio

The Reamer Barn west of Oberlin

Location of New Russia Township in Lorain County
Coordinates: 41°18′20″N 82°13′7″W / 41.30556°N 82.21861°W / 41.30556; -82.21861Coordinates: 41°18′20″N 82°13′7″W / 41.30556°N 82.21861°W / 41.30556; -82.21861
Country United States
State Ohio
County Lorain
  Total 24.2 sq mi (62.6 km2)
  Land 24.1 sq mi (62.3 km2)
  Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation[1] 804 ft (245 m)
Population (2000)
  Total 2,357
  Density 98.0/sq mi (37.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
  Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-55446[2]
GNIS feature ID 1729754[1]

New Russia Township is one of the eighteen townships of Lorain County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,357 people in the township, 1,918 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


Located in central Lorain County, it borders the following townships:

The majority of the city of Oberlin is located in southern New Russia Township, and part of the village of South Amherst is located in the township's northwest.

Name and history

It is the only New Russia Township statewide.[4]


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.


  1. 1 2 "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. Lorain County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 14 May 2007.
  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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