Deerfield Township, Portage County, Ohio

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Deerfield Township, Portage County, Ohio
Township
The John Diver House at Deerfield Center
The John Diver House at Deerfield Center
Location of Deerfield Township in Portage County
Location of Deerfield Township in Portage County
Coordinates: 41°1′11″N 81°2′30″W / 41.01972°N 81.04167°W / 41.01972; -81.04167Coordinates: 41°1′11″N 81°2′30″W / 41.01972°N 81.04167°W / 41.01972; -81.04167
Country United States
State Ohio
County Portage
Area
 • Total 26.5 sq mi (68.5 km2)
 • Land 22.7 sq mi (58.9 km2)
 • Water 3.7 sq mi (9.6 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,050 ft (320 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,211
 • Density 141.2/sq mi (54.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44411
Area code(s) 330
FIPS code 39-21210[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086825[1]

Deerfield Township is one of the eighteen townships of Portage County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 3,211 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the southeastern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:

No municipalities are located in Deerfield Township.

Formed from the Connecticut Western Reserve, Deerfield Township covers an area of 25 sq mi (65 km2).

Name and history[edit]

Deerfield Township was organized in 1806.[4] Deerfield Township takes its name from Deerfield, Massachusetts, the native home of a first settler.[5]

Statewide, other Deerfield Townships are located in Morgan, Ross, and Warren counties.

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,[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.

References[edit]

  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. ^ Portage County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates 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. 419. 
  5. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 37. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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