Bainbridge Township, Geauga County, Ohio

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Bainbridge Township, Ohio
Municipalities and townships of Geauga County
Municipalities and townships of Geauga County
Coordinates: 41°23′13″N 81°20′46″W / 41.38694°N 81.34611°W / 41.38694; -81.34611Coordinates: 41°23′13″N 81°20′46″W / 41.38694°N 81.34611°W / 41.38694; -81.34611
Country United States
State Ohio
County Geauga
 • Total 25.8 sq mi (66.9 km2)
 • Land 25.7 sq mi (66.5 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,125 ft (343 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 11,395
 • Density 440.2/sq mi (169.98/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-03590[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086148[1]

Bainbridge Township is one of the sixteen townships of Geauga County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 10,916 people in the township.[3]


Located in the southwestern corner of the county, it borders the following townships and cities:

The township covers a total area of 25 sq mi (65 km2).

No municipalities are located in Bainbridge Township, although the census-designated place of Bainbridge is located in the center of the township.

Name and history[edit]

Named for Commodore William Bainbridge, it is the only Bainbridge Township statewide.

The first residents of Bainbridge were the McConougheys, who came from Blandford, Massachusetts. Many other settlers followed. In 1817, Bainbridge Township was established. The first housing subdivision, Lake Lucerne, opened in 1922. It is still one of the largest in Bainbridge today.[4]

The Geauga County Public Library opened a branch in Bainbridge in 1965.[5] Initially located in a small storefront, the Bainbridge Library was expanded considerably upon moving to a new building.[6]

In Spring 2005, students at Kenston High School compiled the Bainbridge Historical Society's historical photographs into a browsable website.[7]


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,[8] 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.


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