Kingston Township, Delaware County, Ohio


Kingston Township, Delaware County, Ohio

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Kingston Township, Ohio
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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
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subdivision_name1 = Ohio
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Delaware

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area_total_km2 = 61.0
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area_total_sq_mi = 23.6
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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 1603
population_density_km2 = 26.3
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timezone = Eastern (EST)
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Kingston Township is one of the eighteen townships of Delaware County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,603 people in the township. [ [http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/population/places.php?sid=41&fips=39041 Delaware County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.]

Geography

Located in the northeastern part of the county, it borders the following townships:
*Peru Township, Morrow County - north
*Bennington Township, Morrow County - northeast corner
*Porter Township - east
*Trenton Township - southeast corner
*Berkshire Township - south
*Berlin Township - southwest corner
*Brown Township - west
*Oxford Township - northwest corner

No municipalities are located in Kingston Township

Name and history

It is the only Kingston Township statewide.

Kingstown Township was established in 1813.Bachar, Jaqueline Lois Miller. "Life on the Ohio Frontier: A Collection of Letters from Mary Lott to Deacon John Phillips 1826-1846". Baltimore: Gateway, 1994.]

Marilyn Cryder of the Delaware County Historical Society sets the tone for Kingston Township in its early era: “ [Native American] tribes were frequent visitors right up to 1830. The area was covered with forests. Settlers…coming into the territory established their homes in natural clearings and had to immediately set about clearing the timber. The first houses were one room log cabins and it was many years before substantial ones were built."

Cryder notes that in 1842 Ohio Wesleyan University was established in Delaware City twenty miles from Kilbourne and with it came more traffic and eventually the railroad. The rail was supposed to have gone through Kingstown Township. A 1907 map of Ohio Railroads shows the rail traveling along Kilbourne Rd. [http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/map_item.pl] The railroad was never completed, and never made it to Kingstown Township.

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 clerk, 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 clerkship or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees.

References

External links

* [http://www.co.delaware.oh.us County website]


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