Middlefield Township, Geauga County, Ohio

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Middlefield Township, Ohio
Township
Municipalities and townships of Geauga County
Municipalities and townships of Geauga County
Coordinates: 41°27′42″N 81°3′25″W / 41.46167°N 81.05694°W / 41.46167; -81.05694Coordinates: 41°27′42″N 81°3′25″W / 41.46167°N 81.05694°W / 41.46167; -81.05694
Country United States
State Ohio
County Geauga
Area
 • Total 22.9 sq mi (59.4 km2)
 • Land 22.9 sq mi (59.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,165 ft (355 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,493
 • Density 192.8/sq mi (74.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44062
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-49714[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086155[1]

Middlefield Township is one of the sixteen townships of Geauga County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 4,493 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

The village of Middlefield is located in western Middlefield Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Middlefield Township statewide.[4]

Economy[edit]

Some of Middlefield's Amish continue to farm with horses,[5] while other farmers use modern machinery.[6]

The Middlefield Cheese House has manufactured cheese locally since 1956, and gives public tours.[7] In addition to tourism,[5] other major employers include Middlefield Plastics,[8] Mercury Plastics,[9] and Masco Corporation, which manufactures KraftMaid kitchen cabinets.[10]

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,[11] 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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