Hinckley Township, Medina County, Ohio facts for kids
|Hinckley Township, Medina County, Ohio|
Stone formations at the Hinckley Reservation
|Motto: "Small Town, Big Hearts"|
Location of Hinckley Township in Medina County
|• 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)|
|• Density||252.7/sq mi (97.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086595|
Located in the northeast corner of the county, it borders the following townships and cities:
- North Royalton, Cuyahoga County - north
- Broadview Heights, Cuyahoga County - northeast
- Richfield Township, Summit County - east
- Bath Township, Summit County - southeast corner
- Granger Township - south
- Medina Township - southwest corner
- Brunswick - west
- Brunswick Hills Township - west
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.
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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