is one of the twenty-seven townships
of Ashtabula County
, United States
. The 2000 census
found 2,830 people in the township, 1,311 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.
Located on the southwestern edge of the county, it borders the following townships:
The village of Orwell is located in central Orwell Township.
Name and history
It is the only Orwell Township statewide.
The first settler in Orwell Township was former New York resident A. H. Paine, who arrived in 1815.
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 Thomas Prusinski and members Mark Hart and Mark Stackhouse.