Middlefield Township, Geauga County, Ohio
|Middlefield Township, Geauga County, Ohio|
Location of Middlefield Township in Geauga County
|• Total||22.9 sq mi (59.4 km2)|
|• Land||22.9 sq mi (59.4 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||1,165 ft (355 m)|
|• Density||192.8/sq mi (74.4/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086155|
Located in the southeastern part of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Huntsburg Township - north
- Windsor Township, Ashtabula County - northeast corner
- Mesopotamia Township, Trumbull County - east
- Farmington Township, Trumbull County - southeast corner
- Parkman Township - south
- Troy Township - southwest corner
- Burton Township - west
- Claridon Township - northwest corner
The village of Middlefield is located in western Middlefield Township.
Name and history
The Middlefield Cheese House has manufactured cheese locally since 1956, and gives public tours. In addition to tourism, other major employers include Middlefield Plastics, Mercury Plastics, and Masco Corporation, which manufactures KraftMaid kitchen cabinets.
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.
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