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Hinckley Township, Medina County, Ohio
Township
Stone formations at the Hinckley Reservation
Stone formations at the Hinckley Reservation
Motto: "Small Town, Big Hearts"
Location of Hinckley Township in Medina County
Location of Hinckley Township in Medina County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Medina
Area
 • Total 26.9 sq mi (69.6 km2)
 • Land 26.7 sq mi (69.2 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 1,033 ft (315 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,646
 • Density 252.7/sq mi (97.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44233
Area code(s) 330
FIPS code 39-35644
GNIS feature ID 1086595

Hinckley Township is one of the seventeen townships of Medina County, Ohio, United States, located in the northeast corner of the county. The 2010 census found 7,646 people in the township.

Geography

Located in the northeast corner of the county, it borders the following townships and cities:

No municipalities are located in Hinckley Township.

Name and history

Hinckley Township was established in 1825. Named for Samuel Hinckley, the original proprietor, it is the only Hinckley Township statewide.

Buzzards

The township became known across Ohio and the United States as the home of the buzzards. On March 15 of every year, buzzards arrive in large flocks at the town, as if on a very exact biological clock. The town began celebrating the arrival of the birds in 1957, and today as many as 50,000 visitors visit the Hinckley Reservation in the town annually on "Buzzard Day" to witness the return of the avian residents. The event is used to mark the beginning of spring for Hinckley and the surrounding towns.

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