Olmsted Township, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Olmsted Township, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

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Olmsted Township, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

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Olmsted Township is a township located in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2000 Census, the township had a total population of 10,575. It is one of only two civil townships remaining in Cuyahoga County and the only Olmsted Township statewide.

Geography

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

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 10.0 sq mi. All of the area consists of land and none of it is covered with water.

History

In 1795, 49 investors formed a syndicate to purchase a major part of the Western Reserve from the U.S. state of Connecticut. One of these investors, Aaron Olmsted, became the owner of thousands of acres from his $30,000 share of the $120,000 total land deal. His land encompassed the areas now known as North Olmsted, Olmsted Falls and Olmsted Township (originally known as Lenox).

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...
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