Springfield Township, Summit County, Ohio

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Springfield Township, Summit County, Ohio
Millheim United Church of Christ (1879)
Millheim United Church of Christ (1879)
Location in Summit County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Summit County and the state of Ohio.
Coordinates: 41°1′46″N 81°26′3″W / 41.02944°N 81.43417°W / 41.02944; -81.43417Coordinates: 41°1′46″N 81°26′3″W / 41.02944°N 81.43417°W / 41.02944; -81.43417
CountryUnited States
 • Total15.0 sq mi (39.0 km2)
 • Land14.7 sq mi (38.1 km2)
 • Water0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
Elevation1,083 ft (330 m)
 • Total15,168
 • Density1,031.2/sq mi (398.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-74130[2]
GNIS feature ID1087017[1]

Springfield Township is one of the nine townships of Summit County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 15,168 people in the township.[3]


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

Several municipalities are located in the original boundaries of Springfield Township:

  • Part of the city of Akron, the county seat of Summit County, in the northwest
  • Part of the village of Mogadore, in the northeast
  • The village of Lakemore, in the center

It is about 14.7 square miles (38 km2) in size (Springfield Township, 2003-2004).

Name and history[edit]

It is one of eleven Springfield Townships statewide.[4] It was part of the Connecticut Western Reserve. It is named after the Connecticut River Valley city of Springfield, Massachusetts.


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. Current trustees are Deborah Davis, Joe DiLauro, and Dean Young, and the fiscal officer is Sharon Harms .[5]


Springfield Local School District encompasses Springfield Township and the village of Lakemore. Portage Lakes Career Center is the vocational school for Springfield. (Summit County Fiscal Officer, 2005) The school district has faced serious financial difficulty; at the current time, the district's student transportation is at state minimum, and the district is actively cutting staff.[6]

Springfield's original high school had been annexed by Akron in 1929, requiring construction of the older building of the former high school which was replaced in 2014 in the same location.[7] The original building became part of Akron Public Schools, at first Ellet High School, and later Ritzman Elementary. That building was also recently demolished, and a new school was built upon its site.

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]


  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. ^ Summit County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Archived 2016-08-18 at the Wayback Machine Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  5. ^ Township Administration, Springfield Township, 2008. Accessed 2015-04-18.
  6. ^ Ohio.com - Springfield schools face staff cuts
  7. ^ [1]

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