Paris Township, Portage County, Ohio

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Paris Township, Portage County, Ohio
Location within Portage County
Location within Portage County
Coordinates: 41°10′13″N 81°3′40″W / 41.17028°N 81.06111°W / 41.17028; -81.06111Coordinates: 41°10′13″N 81°3′40″W / 41.17028°N 81.06111°W / 41.17028; -81.06111
Country United States
State Ohio
County Portage
 • Total 23.9 sq mi (61.9 km2)
 • Land 22.7 sq mi (58.7 km2)
 • Water 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 968 ft (295 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,827
 • Density 80.5/sq mi (31.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-59822[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086835[1]

Paris Township is one of the eighteen townships of Portage County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,827 people in the township.[3]


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

No municipalities are located in Paris Township, although the unincorporated community of Wayland lies in the western part of the township.

Formed from the Connecticut Western Reserve, Paris Township covers an area of 23 sq mi (60 km2). The Ravenna Training and Logistics Site covers the northern part of the township.

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Statewide, other Paris Townships are located in Stark and Union counties.


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,[4] 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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