Huntsburg Township, Geauga County, Ohio

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Huntsburg Township, Geauga County, Ohio
Huntsburg Township's government building
Huntsburg Township's government building
Municipalities and townships of Geauga County
Municipalities and townships of Geauga County
Coordinates: 41°32′30″N 81°3′33″W / 41.54167°N 81.05917°W / 41.54167; -81.05917Coordinates: 41°32′30″N 81°3′33″W / 41.54167°N 81.05917°W / 41.54167; -81.05917
Country United States
State Ohio
County Geauga
 • Total 24.1 sq mi (62.5 km2)
 • Land 23.6 sq mi (61.2 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,260 ft (384 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,637
 • Density 139.6/sq mi (53.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44046
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-36946[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086154[1]

Huntsburg Township is one of the sixteen townships of Geauga County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 3,637 people in the township.[3] The township is the home of the Indian Hill Observatory, owned by the Chagrin Valley Astronomical Society. In 1932, the city of Akron started a reservoir project, seeking to supply the city with fresh water. Known as the East Branch Reservoir, it is situated primarily within Huntsburg Township with a portion also in Claridon Township. Trails around the reservoir are open to the public for recreation and managed by the Geauga Park District. It is known as Headwaters Park.

Huntsburg is home to a sizable Amish community that is part of the Middlefield settlement, the fourth largest in the world.[4]


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

No municipalities are located in Huntsburg Township.

Name and history[edit]

Huntsburg Township was named for Dr. Eben Hunt, an original owner of the land.[5]

It is the only Huntsburg Township statewide,[6] although there is a Huntsburg in New Jersey. [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.


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