Munson Township, Geauga County, Ohio

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Munson Township, Geauga County, Ohio
House at Fowler's Mills
Location of Munson Township in Geauga County
Location of Munson Township in Geauga County
Coordinates: 41°32′7″N 81°14′23″W / 41.53528°N 81.23972°W / 41.53528; -81.23972Coordinates: 41°32′7″N 81°14′23″W / 41.53528°N 81.23972°W / 41.53528; -81.23972
Country United States
State Ohio
County Geauga
 • Total 25.8 sq mi (66.9 km2)
 • Land 25.2 sq mi (65.3 km2)
 • Water 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,211 ft (369 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,614
 • Density 262/sq mi (101.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-53340[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086157[1]

Munson Township is one of the sixteen townships of Geauga County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 6,614.[3]


Located in the north central part of the county, it borders the following townships and city:

Part of the city of Chardon, the county seat of Geauga County, is located in northeastern Munson Township.

Munson Township is home to Alpine Valley, one of the few skiing locations in Ohio. The township is also home to four parks: Munson Township Park, Nero Nature Preserve, Town Hall Park and Scenic River Retreat.[4]

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Munson Township statewide.[5]

Munson Township was formed from the Connecticut Western Reserve. It is township eight, range eight on the map of the Western Reserve.

Munson was founded in 1816. Many 19th-century buildings are restored and are used as private residences and small businesses, including Fowler's Milling Company and Payne and Payne Builders.


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,[6] 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.


Munson Township is traversed by the following Ohio state and U.S. highways:

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