Eaton Township, Lorain County, Ohio

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Eaton Township, Lorain County, Ohio
Municipalities of Lorain County, Ohio
Municipalities of Lorain County, Ohio
Coordinates: 41°19′13″N 82°1′38″W / 41.32028°N 82.02722°W / 41.32028; -82.02722Coordinates: 41°19′13″N 82°1′38″W / 41.32028°N 82.02722°W / 41.32028; -82.02722
Country United States
State Ohio
County Lorain
 • Total 23.4 sq mi (60.6 km2)
 • Land 23.4 sq mi (60.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 791 ft (241 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 9,675
 • Density 413.6/sq mi (159.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-24220[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086507[1]

Eaton Township is one of the eighteen townships of Lorain County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 9,675 people in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


Located in eastern Lorain County, it borders the following townships and cities:

Two municipalities are partially located in Eaton Township: a small corner of Elyria in the northwest, and the majority of Grafton in the south. The census-designated place of Eaton Estates lies in the center of the township.

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Eaton 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.


  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. ^ Lorain County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 14 May 2007.
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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