Olmsted Township, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

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Olmsted Township, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Location of Olmsted Township in Ohio
Location of Olmsted Township in Ohio
Location of Olmsted Township in Cuyahoga County
Location of Olmsted Township in Cuyahoga County
Coordinates: 41°22′50″N 81°55′17″W / 41.38056°N 81.92139°W / 41.38056; -81.92139Coordinates: 41°22′50″N 81°55′17″W / 41.38056°N 81.92139°W / 41.38056; -81.92139
Country United States
State Ohio
County Cuyahoga
 • Total 10.0 sq mi (25.9 km2)
 • Land 10.0 sq mi (25.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 781 ft (238 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 13,513
 • Density 1,400/sq mi (520/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 440, 216
FIPS code 39-58408[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085988[1]
Website http://www.olmstedtownship.org/

Olmsted Township is a township, located in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. Situated in the southwest end of the county, Olmsted Twp is a west side suburb of Cleveland, and a part of the even larger area known as Greater Cleveland. As of the 2010 Census, Olmsted had a population of 13,513.[3] It is one of only two civil townships remaining in Cuyahoga County, and the only Olmsted Township statewide.[4]

Cleveland's public square (Gateway District) is about 16 miles northeast and accessible by RTA rapid rail transit, RTA bus transit or by driving via interstate highways 480, 71, or the Jennings Freeway. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is northeast, just outside of the township, as is the International Exposition Center (IX Center) which houses exhibits year round. Olmsted Township is within easy driving range of major shopping centers (Great Northern Mall, South Park Mall, Crocker Park), University Circle, Severance Hall, The Cleveland Clinic, Progressive Field, Quicken Loan Arena and the Lake Erie shores.


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

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 10.0 sq mi. All of the area consists of land, and none of it is covered with water.

Olmsted Township, is a part of the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor Metropolitan Statistical Area which in 2010 had a population of 2,077,240. Olmsted Twp. is also part of the larger Cleveland-Akron-Elyria Combined Statistical Area, which in 2010 had a population of 2,780,440.


In 1795, 49 investors formed a syndicate to purchase a major part of the Western Reserve from the U.S. state of Connecticut. One of these investors, Aaron Olmsted, became the owner of thousands of acres from his $30,000 share of the $120,000 total land deal. His land encompassed the areas now known as North Olmsted, Olmsted Falls and Olmsted Township (originally known as Lenox).[5][6]


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,[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. As of 2011, the board was composed of James Carr, Tom Bush, and Sherri Lippus and the fiscal officer was Daniel Faust.[8]


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