Put-in-Bay Township


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Put-in-Bay Township encompasses an area of 108,344.47 acres making it the largest township in Ohio. Being comprised mostly of shoreline and open waters of Lake Erie, only 4.44 sqare miles is comprised of land. The Put-in-Bay township governs 14 Islands, 5 of which are inhabited. The Put-in-Bay Village of South Bass Island, located at the North end offers several restaurants, taverns, lodgings, historical museums and homes, DeRivera Park and Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial.

Put-in-Bay Township was organized June of 1881, with 25 votes polled during the first election. The election was held to fill the seven positions within the local government. These positions were filled by John Stone – Trustee (North Bass originally later moved to south Bass and worked at the hatchery), Peter Fox – Trustee (North Bass), William Rehberg – Trustee (Middle Bass), Simon Fox – Justice of the Peace (North Bass), William Axtell – Constable (North Bass), George Caldwell – Supervisor (North Bass), Valentine Doller – Clerk (South Bass).