Jerusalem Township, Lucas County, Ohio

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Jerusalem Township, Lucas County, Ohio
The Toledo Harbor Light in Lake Erie
The Toledo Harbor Light in Lake Erie
Jerusalem Township in Lucas County
Jerusalem Township in Lucas County
Coordinates: 41°39′0″N 83°16′50″W / 41.65000°N 83.28056°W / 41.65000; -83.28056Coordinates: 41°39′0″N 83°16′50″W / 41.65000°N 83.28056°W / 41.65000; -83.28056
CountryUnited States
 • Total265.8 sq mi (688.4 km2)
 • Land30.4 sq mi (78.7 km2)
 • Water235.4 sq mi (609.7 km2)
Elevation574 ft (175 m)
 • Total3,109
 • Density102/sq mi (39.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-39116[2]
GNIS feature ID1086526[1]

Jerusalem Township is one of the eleven townships of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 3,109 people in the township.[3]


Located in the far eastern part of the county along the shores of Lake Erie, it borders the following townships and city:

No municipalities are located in Jerusalem Township, although the unincorporated communities of Bono, Curtice, and Yondota lie in the township's southwest, southwest, and south.

The fake town of Goblu was inserted into the 1978-79 Michigan state map in the township as a joke.

Jerusalem Township is also the home of Crane Creek State Park, the Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge, and the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Jerusalem Township statewide.[4]


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 fiscal officer,[5] 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.


Children living in Jerusalem Township are sent to the Oregon City Schools, in Oregon, Ohio. K-4 to Jerusalem Elementary, 5-6 to Eisenhower Intermediate, 7-8 to Fassett Junior High and 9-12 to Clay High School.


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Jerusalem township, Lucas County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 7, 2013.
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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