Variant names were Greenfield and Copley Center. The first settlement at Copley Center was made around 1819. The community was named for its location near the geographical center of Copley Township. A post office called Copley Centre was established in 1835, the name was changed to Copley in 1841, and the post office closed in 1957.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Copley, Ohio
- Perrin, William Henry (1881). History of Summit County: With an Outline Sketch of Ohio. Baskin & Battey. p. 645.
- "Summit County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 29 January 2016. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
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