Lake Township, Stark County, Ohio

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Lake Township, Stark County, Ohio
Congress Lake clubhouse
Congress Lake clubhouse
Location of Lake Township in Stark County
Location of Lake Township in Stark County
Coordinates: 40°57′14″N 81°22′8″W / 40.95389°N 81.36889°W / 40.95389; -81.36889Coordinates: 40°57′14″N 81°22′8″W / 40.95389°N 81.36889°W / 40.95389; -81.36889
CountryUnited States
 • Total35.1 sq mi (91.0 km2)
 • Land34.8 sq mi (90.0 km2)
 • Water0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
Elevation1,155 ft (352 m)
 • Total25,892
 • Density744.9/sq mi (287.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-41314[2]
GNIS feature ID1086977[1]

Lake Township is one of the seventeen townships of Stark County, Ohio, United States. It is an urban township; the 2000 census found 25,892 people in the township, 23,718 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


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

Several populated places are located in Lake Township:

  • The village of Hartville, in the northeast
  • The census-designated place of Greentown, in the southwest
  • The census-designated place of Uniontown, in the northwest
  • The unincorporated community of Mount Pleasant, in the southwest
  • Two other unincorporated communities straddle Lake Township's borders: Aultman, which overlaps into Green within the southwest portion of the township, and Cairo, which lies upon the township's southern border with Plain Township.

Name and history[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.

Lake Township became its own stand alone civil township in 1816 after its original formation as a survey township within Plain Township then in 1806 within Green Township.[5][6] Statewide, other Lake Townships are located in Ashland, Logan, and Wood 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,[7] 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.


Most students attend the Lake Local School District; their high school is Lake High School. Some students attend the North Canton City School District, and their high school is Hoover High School. A small number of students attend the Plain Local School District of Plain Township; their high school is GlenOak High School.


  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. ^ Stark County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ census data: 1820 : 1820 page 137, 1840, 1880 : Howe, Henry (1907). Historical Collections of Ohio, The Ohio Centennial Edition. The State of Ohio. p. 285., 1850, 1860, 1870 : 1870 page 35, 1890, 1900 : Hunt, William C. (1901). Population of the United States by states and territories, counties, and minor Civil Divisions, as returned at the Twelfth Census: 1900. United States Census Printing Office. p. 318., 1910, 1920, 1930 : 1930 page 56, 1940, 1950 : 1950 page 21, 1960, 1970 : 1970 page 135, 1990 : 1990, 2000 : 2000
  5. ^ Official Website of Lake Township, accessed February 2018.
  6. ^ U.S. GenWeb: Ohio, Stark County, accessed February 2018
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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