Views from Kensington, Ohio passed 2000

Kensington is an unincorporated community in southwestern Hanover Township, Columbiana County, Ohio, United States.[1]Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 44427.[2] It lies along U.S. Route 30 at its intersection with State Routes 9 and 644.


Kensington had its start by the building of the Cleveland and Pittsburgh Railroad through that territory. Kensington was originally known as Mayville, and under the latter name was laid out in 1852.[3] The name Kensington was adopted in 1876.[4]




Hanover Township is one of the eighteen townships of Columbiana County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 censusreported 3,704 people living in the township,[3] 3,296 of whom were in the unincorporated portions of the township.[4


Located in the western part of the county, it borders the following townships:

The village of Hanoverton is located in southern Hanover Township, and the unincorporated communities ofKensington and Guilford Lake lie in the township’s southwest and northeast.


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Statewide, other Hanover townships are located in Butler, Ashland, and Licking counties. The township was organized in 1806.[5][6]


The township, 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,[7] 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.


The township has many notable and famous pieces of infrastructure across it. Three main highways include Ohio State Route 9, Ohio State Route 172, and U.S. Route 30. The Hanoverton Canal Town District, a part of the Sandy and Beaver Canal, is part of the National Register of Historic Places. Another piece of notable infrastructure includes the Tennessee Gas Pipeline, which runs from south to north through the township.