Deerfield Township, Portage County, Ohio
|• Type||Civil township|
|• 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||1,050 ft (320 m)|
|• Density||107.1/sq mi (41.4/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||330, 234|
|GNIS feature ID||1086825|
Located in the southeastern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Palmyra Township - north
- Milton Township, Mahoning County - northeast corner
- Berlin Township, Mahoning County - east
- Smith Township, Mahoning County - south
- Lexington Township, Stark County - southwest
- Atwater Township - west
- Edinburg Township - northwest corner
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
Deerfield Township was organized in 1806 and takes its name from Deerfield, Massachusetts, the native home of a first settler. Statewide, other Deerfield Townships are located in Morgan, Ross, and Warren counties.
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, 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.
From 2013 until 2018, the Portage County District Library operated the Deerfield Computer Lab at the Deerfield Township Hall.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
- "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
- "Deerfield township, Portage County, Ohio – Profile of General Demographic Characteristics". Data.Census.gov. U.S. Census Bureau. 2020. Retrieved May 2, 2022.
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- Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 37.
- §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
- "Hours & Locations". Portage County District Library. Retrieved March 3, 2018.