Ravenna Township, Portage County, Ohio

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Ravenna Township
Civil township
Farmhouse at the Crystal Lake Stock Farm
Farmhouse at the Crystal Lake Stock Farm
Location within Portage County
Location within Portage County
Coordinates: 41°10′7″N 81°14′43″W / 41.16861°N 81.24528°W / 41.16861; -81.24528Coordinates: 41°10′7″N 81°14′43″W / 41.16861°N 81.24528°W / 41.16861; -81.24528
Country United States
State Ohio
County Portage
 • Total 20.6 sq mi (53.4 km2)
 • Land 20.4 sq mi (52.8 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,106 ft (337 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 9,270
 • Density 454.5/sq mi (175.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44266
Area code(s) 330, 234
FIPS code 39-65606[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086837[1]

Ravenna Township is one of the eighteen civil townships of Portage County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 9,270 people in the township.[3]


Located in the center of the county, it borders the following townships and city:

The city of Ravenna, the county seat of Portage County, which became independent of the township in 1993,[4] is surrounded by Ravenna Township.

Formed from Town 3, Range 8 of the Connecticut Western Reserve, Ravenna Township covers an area of 20 sq mi (52 km2).

Name and history[edit]

It is the only Ravenna Township statewide.[5] In the western part of the township along Ohio State Route 59 is the unincorporated town of Black Horse (or Blackhorse), named after the Blackhorse Tavern that was located there in the 19th century.[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, 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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