Charlestown Township, Portage County, Ohio

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Charlestown Township, Ohio
Location within Portage County
Location within Portage County
Coordinates: 41°9′26″N 81°9′28″W / 41.15722°N 81.15778°W / 41.15722; -81.15778Coordinates: 41°9′26″N 81°9′28″W / 41.15722°N 81.15778°W / 41.15722; -81.15778
Country United States
State Ohio
County Portage
 • Total 23.1 sq mi (59.9 km2)
 • Land 20.3 sq mi (52.7 km2)
 • Water 2.8 sq mi (7.3 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,099 ft (335 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,003
 • Density 98.5/sq mi (38.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44266
Area code(s) 330, 234
FIPS code 39-13610[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086824[1]

Charlestown Township is one of the eighteen townships of Portage County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,003 people in the township.[3]


Located in the center of the county, it borders the following townships:

No municipalities are located in Charlestown Township.

Formed from the Connecticut Western Reserve, Charlestown Township covers an area of 20 sq mi (52 km2). The Ravenna Training and Logistics Site covers most of the northern half of the township.

Name and history[edit]

Charlestown Township was organized in 1814.[4]

It is the only Charlestown Township statewide.[5]


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,[6] 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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