Newbury Township, Geauga County, Ohio

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41°27'54"N
081°13'59"W
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 United States of America
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Description

Newbury Township is one of the sixteen townships of Geauga County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2020 census the population was 5,244, down from 5,537 at the 2010 census and 5,805 at the 2000 census. Punderson State Park is located in Newbury Township.

Geography

Located in the central part of the county, it borders the following townships: Munson Township - north Claridon Township - northeast corner Burton Township - east Troy Township - southeast corner Auburn Township - south Bainbridge Township - southwest corner Russell Township - west Chester Township - northwest cornerNo municipalities are located in Newbury Township.

Name and History

The first known human inhabitants of the Township were the Seneca People, who lived in Newbury until they were forcibly removed to Indian Territory in Oklahoma in the 1830s. Newbury Township was part of the Connecticut Western Reserve until 1786, making it part of the State of Connecticut for a period of time. The name "Newbury" likely came from a town in England or Newburyport, Massachusetts. It is the only Newbury Township statewide.For a detailed history of the township, including its landmarks, see the Mini-History of Newbury

Government

The township is governed by a 3-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.
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