Palmyra Township, Portage County, Ohio

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Palmyra Township, Portage County, Ohio
Location within Portage County
Location within Portage County
Coordinates: 41°6′8″N 81°2′28″W / 41.10222°N 81.04111°W / 41.10222; -81.04111Coordinates: 41°6′8″N 81°2′28″W / 41.10222°N 81.04111°W / 41.10222; -81.04111
CountryUnited States
 • Total25.6 sq mi (66.4 km2)
 • Land25.6 sq mi (66.4 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation1,040 ft (317 m)
 • Total2,785
 • Density108.6/sq mi (41.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-59668[2]
GNIS feature ID1086834[1]
A view of the town of Diamond from Interstate 76

Palmyra Township is one of the eighteen townships of Portage County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,785 people in the township.[3]


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

No municipalities are located in Palmyra Township, although the unincorporated community of Diamond lies in the township's east.

Formed from the Connecticut Western Reserve, Palmyra Township covers an area of 26 square miles (67 km2).

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Palmyra Township statewide.[4] A post office called Palmyra was established in 1807, and remained in operation until 1904.[5] The community most likely was named after Palmyra, New York.[6] In the mid-1880s, Palmyra contained several factories, stores, and three saloons.[7]


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,[8] 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.


Palmyra Township is served by the Southeast Local Schools, and Southeast High School is located in the township.


  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. ^ Portage County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  5. ^ "Portage County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  6. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 107.
  7. ^ Brown, Robert C.; Norris, J. E. (1885). History of Portage County, Ohio: Containing a History of the County, Its Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, Churches, Industries, Etc. Warner, Beers & Company. p. 504.
  8. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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