Charlestown Township, Portage County, Ohio facts for kids
The Michael J Kirwan Reservoir in West Branch State Park
Location within Portage County
|• 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)|
|• Density||98.5/sq mi (38.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Area code(s)||330, 234|
|GNIS feature ID||1086824|
Located in the center of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Freedom Township - north
- Windham Township - northeast corner
- Paris Township - east
- Palmyra Township - southeast corner
- Edinburg Township - south
- Rootstown Township - southwest corner
- Ravenna Township - west
- Shalersville Township - northwest corner
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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