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Coventry Township, Summit County, Ohio

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Country  United States
County  Summit
Area code(s)  330/234
Elevation  294 m
Population  10,900 (2000)
State  Ohio
Time zone  Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
FIPS code  39-19036
Local time  Tuesday 11:28 AM
Postal code  44319
Coventry Township, Summit County, Ohio wwwcoventrytownshipcomelementsheaderjpg
Weather  12°C, Wind S at 31 km/h, 86% Humidity
Area  23.83 km² (21.24 km² Land / 259 ha Water)
Colleges and Universities  National Institute of Massotherapy, Akron Institute of Herzing College

Coventry Township is one of the nine townships of Summit County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 10,900 people in the township.

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Map of Coventry Township, OH, USA

Geography

Coventry Township is located in southern Summit County. At its creation, it bordered the following townships:

  • Portage Township - north
  • Springfield Township - east
  • Green Township - southeast
  • Franklin Township - southwest
  • Norton Township - west
  • However, due to annexations, it currently borders the following township and cities:

  • Akron - north
  • Springfield Township - east
  • Green - southeast
  • New Franklin - southwest
  • Barberton - west
  • Several populated places are located in the original bounds of Coventry Township:

  • Part of the city of Akron, the county seat of Summit County, in the north
  • Part of the city of Barberton, in the west
  • The census-designated place of Portage Lakes, in the center
  • Name and history

    It is the only Coventry Township statewide.

    Coventry Township is part of the Connecticut Western Reserve in Township 1N, Range 11W.

    Government

    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.

    Transportation and public services

    Interstate 77 runs north-to-south throughout the township, and has three exits serving the township. Interstate 277/U.S. Route 224 has its interchanges with Interstate 77 completely within the township, although most of the highway is actually inside Akron city limits. Both Interstate 77 and Interstate 277/US 224 are six-lane freeways. Manchester Rd./SR 93 is the main road throughout the township, where it is four-lane road to enter the township, until its intersection with Cormany Rd. From there, it gradually narrows from a two-lane road with a left turn lane to a two-lane road. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd./SR 619 runs through the extreme western portion of the township, connecting New Franklin and Barberton. It is a two-lane road. Summit County manages the other major roads, which include South Main Street, and South Arlington, Cormany, Killian, and Warner Roads, and Portage Lakes Drive.

    Coventry Township is in the 330 and 234 area codes. Manchester Rd/SR 93 is the de facto boundary line between the township's main zip code, 44319, and Barberton's zip code, 44203. The extreme northeastern corner of the township has the zip code 44306.

    References

    Coventry Township, Summit County, Ohio Wikipedia


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