Randolph Township, Portage County, Ohio

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Randolph Township, Portage County, Ohio
Park on Route 44
Park on Route 44
Location within Portage County
Location within Portage County
Coordinates: 41°1′47″N 81°15′13″W / 41.02972°N 81.25361°W / 41.02972; -81.25361Coordinates: 41°1′47″N 81°15′13″W / 41.02972°N 81.25361°W / 41.02972; -81.25361
Country United States
State Ohio
County Portage
 • Total 29.2 sq mi (75.6 km2)
 • Land 29.1 sq mi (75.5 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,125 ft (343 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 5,504
 • Density 188.8/sq mi (72.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44265
Area code(s) 330, 234
FIPS code 39-65452[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086836[1]

Randolph Township is one of the eighteen townships of Portage County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 5,504 people in the township.[3]


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

No municipalities are located in Randolph Township.

Formed from the Connecticut Western Reserve, Randolph Township covers an area of 25 sq mi.

Name and history[edit]

Randolph Township was named in honor of Randolph Storrs, the son of a pioneer settler.[4]

It is the only Randolph Township statewide.[5]


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.


Randolph is home to the Portage County fairgrounds and the annual Portage County-Randolph Fair each August. The fair celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2008.


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