Richfield Township, Summit County, Ohio

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Richfield Township, Ohio
Township
Coordinates: 41°14′1″N 81°37′56″W / 41.23361°N 81.63222°W / 41.23361; -81.63222Coordinates: 41°14′1″N 81°37′56″W / 41.23361°N 81.63222°W / 41.23361; -81.63222
Country United States
State Ohio
County Summit
Area
 • Total 25.6 sq mi (66.2 km2)
 • Land 25.5 sq mi (66.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,152 ft (351 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 5,424
 • Density 212.5/sq mi (82.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44286
Area code(s) 330
FIPS code 39-66544[2]
GNIS feature ID 1087014[1]
Richfield Township's location within Summit County

Richfield Township is one of the nine townships of Summit County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 5,424 people in the township, 2,138 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the northwestern corner of the county, it borders the following townships and cities:

The village of Richfield is located in central Richfield Township.

Name[edit]

Statewide, other Richfield Townships are located in Henry and Lucas counties. It was given the name Richfield due to the large amount of "Oxbalm" or "rich feed" available to feed cattle.[1]

History[edit]

It was formed in survey Town 4, Range 12 in the Connecticut Western Reserve.

From 1974 to 1994, Richfield was the home to the Coliseum at Richfield. The Coliseum was home to the Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA), Cleveland Barons (NHL), Cleveland Crusaders (WHA), Cleveland Force (Major Indoor Soccer League) and Cleveland Thunderbolts (Arena Football League). The Coliseum was demolished in 1999.

Counties[edit]

Richfield Township's land has been in the following counties:[2]

Year County
1796 Wayne
1800 Trumbull
1808 Portage
1811 No county
1812 Medina
1840 Summit

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,[4] 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.

References[edit]

  • ^ Author unknown, (1999-2005). County Formation Maps. Retrieved May 2, 2005.
  • ^ Extension Data Center, Dept of HCRD, The Ohio State University Ohio County Profiles. Retrieved May 7, 2005.
  • ^ Grant, C.R. et al. (1891). Illustrated Summit County Ohio. Akron Map & Atlas, Co. LoC 91-077450. 

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