Jackson Township, Stark County, Ohio

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Jackson Township, Stark County, Ohio
from Portage Street at Frank Avenue
from Portage Street at Frank Avenue
Location of Jackson Township in Stark County
Location of Jackson Township in Stark County
Coordinates: 40°51′25″N 81°28′33″W / 40.85694°N 81.47583°W / 40.85694; -81.47583Coordinates: 40°51′25″N 81°28′33″W / 40.85694°N 81.47583°W / 40.85694; -81.47583
Country United States
State Ohio
County Stark
 • Total 37.1 sq mi (96.1 km2)
 • Land 36.5 sq mi (94.6 km2)
 • Water 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,112 ft (339 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 37,744
 • Density 1,033.8/sq mi (399.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-38094[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086976[1]

Jackson Township is one of the seventeen townships of Stark County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 37,744 people in the township, 37,484 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


Located in the northwestern part of the county, it borders the following townships and cities:

Three municipalities are located in Jackson Township: a small part of the city of Massillon in the southwest, a very small portion of the city of North Canton in the northeast, and the village of Hills and Dales in the southeast. The unincorporated community of Marchand lies in the township's northeast.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of thirty-seven Jackson Townships statewide.[4]

In 1833, Jackson Township contained three gristmills and two saw mills.[5]


The township is home to a thriving retail market. Belden Village Mall, The Strip, and its surrounding retail outlets provide residents with a variety of choice in shopping and dining. A small portion of The Akron-Canton Airport is also in the township.It is one of fastest growing airports in the US. The Akron Canton Airport is in the midst of a $110 million expansion scheduled to be finished in 2018.


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 office or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees. Currently, the board is composed of president James Walters and members John Pizzino and, Todd Hawke and the fiscal officer is Randy Gonzalez.[6]

The township's motto is "We make things happen."[7]


Public education in Jackson Township is provided by Jackson Local Schools, of which Chris DiLoreto is the superintendent. This district is made up of four elementary schools: Sauder, Amherst, Lake Cable, and Strausser, one middle school, and one high school. Jackson High School underwent a significant renovation in 2007.

The district was rated excellent with distinction by the state of Ohio for the 2010-2011 schoolyear.[8]

Point of interest[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. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Stark County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  5. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 252. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  6. ^ Trustees & Clerk Index, Jackson Township. Accessed 2008-02-26.
  7. ^ Jackson Township, Jackson Township. Accessed 2007-05-30.
  8. ^ State report card. Accessed 2011-10-10.

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