Olmsted Township, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

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Olmsted Township, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
John and Maria Adams House on Columbia Road
Location in Cuyahoga County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Cuyahoga County and the state of Ohio.
Location of Ohio in the United States
Location of Ohio in the United States
Coordinates: 41°22′50″N 81°55′17″W / 41.38056°N 81.92139°W / 41.38056; -81.92139Coordinates: 41°22′50″N 81°55′17″W / 41.38056°N 81.92139°W / 41.38056; -81.92139
CountryUnited States
 • Total10.0 sq mi (25.9 km2)
 • Land10.0 sq mi (25.9 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation781 ft (238 m)
 • Total13,513
 • Density1,400/sq mi (520/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)440, 216
FIPS code39-58408[2]
GNIS feature ID1085988[1]

Olmsted Township is a township located in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. Situated in the southwest end of the county, Olmsted Township is a west side suburb of Cleveland, and a part of the even larger Greater Cleveland area. As of the 2010 Census, Olmsted had a population of 13,513.[3] It is one of only two civil townships remaining in Cuyahoga County (the other being Chagrin Falls Township), and the only Olmsted Township statewide.[4]


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

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 10.0 sq mi. All of the area consists of land, and none of it is covered with water.

Olmsted Township, is a part of the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor Metropolitan Statistical Area which in 2010 had a population of 2,077,240. Olmsted Twp. is also part of the larger Cleveland-Akron-Elyria Combined Statistical Area, which in 2010 had a population of 2,780,440.


After the discovery of the New World, the land that became Olmsted Township was originally part of the French colony of Canada (New France), which was ceded in 1763 to Great Britain and renamed Province of Quebec. In the late 18th century the land became part of the Connecticut Western Reserve in the Northwest Territory, then was purchased by the Connecticut Land Company in 1795.

In 1806, the vast tract of land comprising present-day North Olmsted, Olmsted Falls and Olmsted Township was purchased for $30,000 by Aaron Olmsted, a wealthy sea captain.[5][6]


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. As of 2011, the board was composed of James Carr, Tom Bush, and Sherri Lippus and the fiscal officer was Daniel Faust.[8]


  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. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Olmsted township, Cuyahoga County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 23, 2011.
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  5. ^ http://www.olmstedfalls.org/community.htm
  6. ^ http://ech.case.edu/cgi/article.pl?id=OT1
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.
  8. ^ [1], Olmsted Township, 2011. Accessed 2011-04-17.

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