Madison Township, Lake County, Ohio

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Madison Township, Lake County, Ohio
The Karl A. Staley House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
Location of Madison Township in Lake County
Location of Madison Township in Lake County
Coordinates: 41°48′22″N 81°3′33″W / 41.80611°N 81.05917°W / 41.80611; -81.05917Coordinates: 41°48′22″N 81°3′33″W / 41.80611°N 81.05917°W / 41.80611; -81.05917
Country United States
State Ohio
County Lake
 • Total 184.4 sq mi (477.6 km2)
 • Land 43.7 sq mi (113.2 km2)
 • Water 140.7 sq mi (364.4 km2)
Elevation[1] 623 ft (190 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 18,428
 • Density 420/sq mi (162.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44057
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-46494[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086423[1]

Madison Township is one of the five townships of Lake County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 18,428 people in the township, 15,494 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3] It is the largest township in Ohio by area.


Located in the easternmost part of the county along Lake Erie, it borders the following townships:

Several populated places are located in Madison Township:

Name and history[edit]

It is one of twenty Madison Townships 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, 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. Currently, the board is composed of Chairman Max Andersen, Jr., and members Peter V. Wayman and Kenneth R. Gauntner,[5] and Terry Gerred-Ditchcreek is the Fiscal Officer[6]


Students enrolled in kindergarten through the fifth grade attend Madison Elementary North or Madison Elementary South and students in grades sixth through eight attend Madison Middle School. Local high school students attend Madison High School. Madison Township is also home to one of Lakeland Community College's three off-site centers.


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