Wadsworth Township, Medina County, Ohio

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Wadsworth Township, Ohio
Municipalities and townships of Medina County.
Municipalities and townships of Medina County.
Coordinates: 41°2′11″N 81°44′36″W / 41.03639°N 81.74333°W / 41.03639; -81.74333Coordinates: 41°2′11″N 81°44′36″W / 41.03639°N 81.74333°W / 41.03639; -81.74333
Country United States
State Ohio
County Medina
 • Total 16.5 sq mi (42.7 km2)
 • Land 16.5 sq mi (42.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,194 ft (364 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,996
 • Density 242.3/sq mi (93.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 44281-44282
Area code(s) 330
FIPS code 39-80318[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086605[1]

Wadsworth Township is one of the seventeen townships of Medina County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 3,996 people in the township.[3]


Interstate 76 passes through wooded areas of Wadsworth Township.

Located in the southeast corner of the county, it borders the following townships and city:

The city of Wadsworth occupies central Wadsworth Township.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Wadsworth Township statewide.[4]


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.

Public safety in Wadsworth Township is the responsibility of the Wadsworth Fire Department and the Medina County Sheriff's Office.


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