is one of the fourteen townships
of Mahoning County
, United States
. The 2000 census
found 6,466 people in the township, 6,104 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township. Ohio State University
, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
Located in the southern part of the county, it borders the following townships:
Part of the city of Columbiana
is located in southern Beaver Township, and the unincorporated community
of North Lima
lies at the center of the township.
Name and history
Statewide, other Beaver Townships are located in Noble
Major Jacob Gilbert and his son in law Adam Wieland were the first settlers of Beaver Township, arriving in 1802. Other early settlers include John Shanefelt (1802), Christopher Mentzer (1803), Christian Clinker (1083), John Coblentz (1804) and Frederick Dutterer (1804).
For many years, the township was part of Columbiana County
, before becoming part of Mahoning County in 1846.
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... Read More