Freedom Township, Portage County, Ohio

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Freedom Township, Portage County, Ohio
Township
Greek Revival church in the Township
Greek Revival church in the Township
Municipalities and townships of Portage County
Municipalities and townships of Portage County
Coordinates: 41°14′42″N 81°8′48″W / 41.24500°N 81.14667°W / 41.24500; -81.14667Coordinates: 41°14′42″N 81°8′48″W / 41.24500°N 81.14667°W / 41.24500; -81.14667
Country United States
State Ohio
County Portage
Area
 • Total 23.9 sq mi (62.0 km2)
 • Land 23.9 sq mi (62.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,178 ft (359 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,751
 • Density 115.0/sq mi (44.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44288
Area code(s) 330
FIPS code 39-28742[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086828[1]

Freedom Township is one of the eighteen townships of Portage County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,751 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

A small part of the village of Garrettsville was formed from far northeastern Freedom Township.

Formed from Town 4, Range 7 of the Connecticut Western Reserve, Freedom Township covers an area of 24 sq mi (62 km2). The Ravenna Training and Logistics Site covers the southeast corner of the township.

Name and history[edit]

Freedom Township was organized in 1825.[4]

Statewide, other Freedom Townships are located in Henry and Wood counties.

Government[edit]

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,[5] 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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