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Charlestown Township
Civil township
The Michael J Kirwan Reservoir in West Branch State Park
The Michael J Kirwan Reservoir in West Branch State Park
Location within Portage County
Location within Portage County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Portage
Area
 • Total 23.1 sq mi (59.9 km2)
 • Land 20.3 sq mi (52.7 km2)
 • Water 2.8 sq mi (7.3 km2)
Elevation 1,099 ft (335 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,003
 • Density 98.5/sq mi (38.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44266
Area code(s) 330, 234
FIPS code 39-13610
GNIS feature ID 1086824

Charlestown Township is one of the eighteen townships of Portage County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,003 people in the township.

Geography

Located in the center of the county, it borders the following townships:

No municipalities are located in Charlestown Township.

Formed from the Connecticut Western Reserve, Charlestown Township covers an area of 23.1 sq mi (60 km2). Much of the township, however, is occupied by state and federal installations. Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center, created in 1941, covers most of the northern half of the township, while West Branch State Park and the Michael J. Kirwan reservoir, opened in 1966, occupies much of the southern half.

Name and history

Charlestown Township was organized in 1814. It is the only Charlestown Township statewide. A post office called Charlestown was established in 1820, and remained in operation until 1904.

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