Painesville Township, Lake County, Ohio

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Painesville Township, Lake County, Ohio
Municipalities and townships of Lake County
Municipalities and townships of Lake County
Coordinates: 41°43′44″N 81°15′35″W / 41.72889°N 81.25972°W / 41.72889; -81.25972Coordinates: 41°43′44″N 81°15′35″W / 41.72889°N 81.25972°W / 41.72889; -81.25972
Country United States
State Ohio
County Lake
 • Total 177.7 sq mi (460.2 km2)
 • Land 17.0 sq mi (44.1 km2)
 • Water 160.6 sq mi (416.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 705 ft (215 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 18,562
 • Density 1,089.1/sq mi (420.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44077
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-59430[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086429[1]

Painesville Township is one of the five townships of Lake County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 20,399 people in the township.[3]


Painesville Township contains four major disjunct sections.[4] Located in the northern part of the county along Lake Erie, it borders the following townships and city:

Several municipalities are located in Painesville Township:

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Painesville Township statewide.[5]

On October 10, 2007, a CSXT train derailed at the western border of the township.[6][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, 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 well, there is an appointed township administrator. Currently, the trustees are Gabriel Cicconetti, Jeanette Crislip, and James Falvey, the fiscal officer is Michael Patriarca, and the administrator is W. David Landeg.[8]


Painesville Township is home to the Riverside Local School District, formerly the Painesville Township Local Schools. Its schools include Riverside High School, John R. Williams Junior High School, Lamuth Middle School and six elementary schools. Two of the municipalities in the township — Painesville and Fairport Harbor — operate their own school districts, while Grand River students attend Riverside's schools.

Industry and Transportation[edit]

Painesville Township is home to several industries, most notable the large Lubrizol facility. Avery Dennison also has a plant in the township, as well as Nova Chemicals. Major transportation routes in the township are U.S. Route 20 and State Routes 2, 84 and Ohio State Route 44. Painesville Township is located just north of Interstate 90 and is easily accessed via Route 44. Two major railroads, CSX, as well as Norfolk Southern pass through the township and serve some of the township's industries. Additionally Amtrak passes through on the CSX line, with trains 48 and 49, the Lake Shore Limited trains. However these trains do not stop in the township. The nearest Amtrak station is in Cleveland.

Additional information[edit]

Painesville Township is home to the Lake County fair, which is held every August. Events such as harness racing, tractor pulling, competitions as well as concerts performed by big name country music bands take place at the fair. Painesville Township has Headlands Beach State Park, which is shared with the neighboring community of Mentor. The US Coast Guard has a base in the township, located just east of Headlands Beach.


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Lake County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ "Zoning Map". Township of Painesville. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ Railroad Accident Brief: RAB-09-02 (2009-06-01). National Transportation Safety Board. Retrieved 2013-08-06.
  7. ^ Klepach, Sandra M.; Jason Lea; Michael C. Butz (2007-10-11). "Flames, Smoke Fill Air after Train Jumps Tracks". The News-Herald. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  8. ^ About Us Painesville Township. Accessed 2013-08-06.

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