History

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General Arthur St. Clair

1734 - 1818

St. Clair Township was established on March 5, 1805, by the Board of Commissioners, being Enos Thomas, George Atterholt, and John Crumbacker.  The Township takes its name from General Arthur St. Clair.  St. Clair was born in Scotland in 1734.  After arriving in America, St. Clair served with honor in the French and Indian War under General James Wolfe.  At the close of the war, St. Clair was named Commander of Fort Ligonier.  During the Revolution, St. Clair served in the Battles of Trenton and Princeton.  He was appointed Brigadier and then later a Major General.  After the Revolution, St. Clair retired on a grant of 1000 acres near Ligonier.  During this time, St. Clair became President of the Continental Congress.  With the establishment of the Northwest Territory, of which St. Clair Township and Ohio are a part, General St. Clair, in 1788, was named its first Governor.  It is for this reason that St. Clair Township carries General Arthur St. Clair’s name.

Demographics

Population

7,804

Average Age

46

Households

3062

Owner Occupied Households

72.7

Average Household Size

2.52

Road Miles within Township
Township
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County
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State

70.609

20.65

9.6

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Budget

The township’s annual budget is $4 million. The township has two TIF (Tax Increment Financing) Districts. The TIF Districts were created to pay for the construction of two new public improvements McGuffey Drive and Columbia Drive. McGuffey Drive was completed in 2003 and the first phase for Columbia Drive is complete. The construction of these two roads will allow for economic development in the township. These roads connect to State Route 170 and St. Clair Avenue a county highway. Both roads are the most highly traveled roads in our County and they are located in the business district of St. Clair Township.

Economic Development

The Ohio Department of Transportation completed a $14 million dollar project in St. Clair Township. This project widened a portion of State Route 170 from three lanes to five lanes to improve the traffic flow through the business district of the township.

 

In addition to improvements for commercial economic development, the township has realized the development of many new residential subdivisions to accommodate the growth and demand for new housing in the area.

Average Day Weather

JAN

Temperature (°F)

35 - 20

Precipitation (Inches)

2 - 3

FEB

Temperature (°F)

39 - 21

Precipitation (Inches)

2 - 3.25

MAR

Temperature (°F)

49 - 28

Precipitation (Inches)

3 - 4

APR*

Temperature (°F)

62 - 38

Precipitation (Inches)

3 - 4

MAY

Temperature (°F)

71 - 48

Precipitation (Inches)

3 - 3.54

JUN

Temperature (°F)

79 - 58

Precipitation (Inches)

3.5

JUL

Temperature (°F)

82 - 62

Precipitation (Inches)

4.5

AUG

Temperature (°F)

81 - 60

Precipitation (Inches)

3.5

SEP

Temperature (°F)

75 - 53

Precipitation (Inches)

3

OCT*

Temperature (°F)

63 - 41

Precipitation (Inches)

2.5

NOV

Temperature (°F)

51 - 33

Precipitation (Inches)

3 - 3.5

DEC

Temperature (°F)

39 - 24

Precipitation (Inches)

3 - 3.5

* April 20 is average date for last frost, October 23 is average date for first frost