is one of the twenty-seven townships
of Ashtabula County
, United States
. The 2000 census
found 2,603 people in the township.
Located on the northwestern edge of the county, it borders the following townships:
Part of the city of Geneva is located in northern Harpersfield Township, and the unincorporated community of Unionville lies in the township's northwest.
Name and history
It is the only Harpersfield Township statewide.
The first settlers in the township were several people from New York, who arrived in the area in 1798.
Points of interest
The Harpersfield Covered Bridge is located in Harpersfield Township.
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. Currently, the board is composed of chairman James Pristov. and members Edward Demshar and Clifford Henry.