Atwater Township, Portage County, Ohio

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Atwater Township
Civil township
Historic Atwater Congregational Church
Location within Portage County
Location within Portage County
Coordinates: 41°1′23″N 81°9′40″W / 41.02306°N 81.16111°W / 41.02306; -81.16111Coordinates: 41°1′23″N 81°9′40″W / 41.02306°N 81.16111°W / 41.02306; -81.16111
Country United States
State Ohio
County Portage
 • Total 26.0 sq mi (67.2 km2)
 • Land 25.9 sq mi (67.1 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,135 ft (346 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,762
 • Density 106.7/sq mi (41.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44201
Area code(s) 330
FIPS code 39-02862[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086821[1]

Atwater Township is one of the eighteen townships of Portage County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,762 people in the township.[3]


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

No municipalities are located in Atwater Township, although the census-designated place of Atwater is located in the center of the township.

Name and history[edit]

Atwater Township is named for Capt. Caleb Atwater, a landowner in the Connecticut Western Reserve.[4] It is the only Atwater Township statewide.[5]


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,[6] 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 services[edit]

Students in Atwater Township are served by the Waterloo Local School District, which also serves neighboring Randolph Township.[7] Fire and EMS protection is provided by the Atwater Township Volunteer Fire Department.[8]


  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. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Portage County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ History of Portage County, Ohio: Containing a History of the County, Its Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, Churches, Industries, Etc. Warner, Beers & Company. 1885. p. 392. 
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
  7. ^ District Info Archived June 17, 2008, at the Wayback Machine., Waterloo Local Schools, 2005. Accessed 2008-07-10.
  8. ^ Welcome to the Atwater Township Volunteer Fire Department. Accessed 2008-07-10.

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