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Middlefield Township, Geauga County, Ohio

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Country  United States
County  Geauga
FIPS code  39-49714
Elevation  355 m
Population  4,480 (2010)
Local time  Tuesday 12:02 PM
State  Ohio
Time zone  Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID  1086155
Area  59.5 km²
Zip code  44062
Area code  440
Middlefield Township, Geauga County, Ohio
Weather  8°C, Wind W at 11 km/h, 76% Humidity

Middlefield Township is one of the sixteen townships of Geauga County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 4,480.

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Map of Middlefield Township, OH 44062, USA

Geography

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

  • Huntsburg Township - north
  • Windsor Township, Ashtabula County - northeast corner
  • Mesopotamia Township, Trumbull County - east
  • Farmington Township, Trumbull County - southeast corner
  • Parkman Township - south
  • Troy Township - southwest corner
  • Burton Township - west
  • Claridon Township - northwest corner
  • The village of Middlefield is located in western Middlefield Township.

    Name and history

    Middlefield Township was so named for its location roughly halfway between Warren and Painesville. It is the only Middlefield Township statewide.

    Economy

    Some of Middlefield's Amish continue to farm with horses, while other farmers use modern machinery.

    The Middlefield Cheese House has manufactured cheese locally since 1956, and gives public tours. In addition to tourism, other major employers include Middlefield Plastics, Mercury Plastics, and Masco Corporation, which manufactures KraftMaid kitchen cabinets.

    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.

    References

    Middlefield Township, Geauga County, Ohio Wikipedia


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