Middlefield Township, Geauga County, Ohio

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Middlefield Township, Geauga County, Ohio
Location of Middlefield Township in Geauga County
Location of Middlefield Township in Geauga County
Coordinates: 41°27′42″N 81°3′25″W / 41.46167°N 81.05694°W / 41.46167; -81.05694Coordinates: 41°27′42″N 81°3′25″W / 41.46167°N 81.05694°W / 41.46167; -81.05694
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyGeauga
Area
 • Total23.0 sq mi (59.5 km2)
 • Land22.8 sq mi (59.0 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation1,165 ft (355 m)
Population
 • Total4,480
 • Density197/sq mi (75.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
44062
Area code(s)440
FIPS code39-49714[2]
GNIS feature ID1086155[1]

Middlefield Township is one of the sixteen townships of Geauga County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 4,480.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the southeastern part of the county, it borders the following townships:

The village of Middlefield is located in western Middlefield Township.

Name and history[edit]

Middlefield Township was so named for its location roughly halfway between Warren and Painesville.[4] It is the only Middlefield Township statewide.[5]

Economy[edit]

Some of Middlefield's Amish continue to farm with horses,[6] while other farmers use modern machinery.[7]

The Middlefield Cheese House has manufactured cheese locally since 1956, and gives public tours.[8] In addition to tourism,[6] other major employers include Middlefield Plastics,[9] Mercury Plastics,[10] and Masco Corporation, which manufactures KraftMaid kitchen cabinets.[11]

Government[edit]

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,[12] 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.

References[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. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Middlefield township, Geauga County, Ohio (revision of 12-05-2012)". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 207.
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  6. ^ a b "Ohio Amish history, culture and shopping in Geauga County. TourGeauga". Retrieved 2012-01-14.
  7. ^ "Ridgeview Farm". Retrieved 2012-01-14.
  8. ^ "Our Heritage & History – Middlefield Swiss Cheese". Archived from the original on 2011-10-31. Retrieved 2012-01-14.
  9. ^ "Custom Plastic Extrusions Tubing Profiles - Ohio - Middlefield Plastics, Inc". Retrieved 2012-01-14.
  10. ^ "Mercury Plastics, Inc – Custom Thermoplastic Extrusions and Plastic Extruders". Retrieved 2012-01-14.
  11. ^ "KraftMaid parent company moves jobs from Middlefield » Local News » The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio". Retrieved 2012-01-14.
  12. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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