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Leroy Township, Lake County, Ohio
South Leroy Meetinghouse
South Leroy Meetinghouse
Location of LeRoy Township in Lake County
Location of LeRoy Township in Lake County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Lake
 • Total 25.5 sq mi (66.1 km2)
 • Land 25.4 sq mi (65.8 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
955 ft (291 m)
 • Total 3,253
 • Density 128/sq mi (49.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 39-42812
GNIS feature ID 1086422

LeRoy Township is one of the five townships of Lake County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 3,253.


Located in the eastern part of the county, it borders the following townships:

  • Perry Township - north
  • Madison Township - northeast
  • Thompson Township, Geauga County - east
  • Montville Township, Geauga County - southeast corner
  • Hambden Township, Geauga County - south
  • Concord Township - west
  • Painesville Township - northwest corner

No municipalities are located in LeRoy Township.

Name and history

Named for Le Roy, New York, the home of many of the township's earliest settlers, it is the only LeRoy Township statewide. Its name is often spelled "Leroy" and sometimes "Le Roy."

The first settlers in what is now LeRoy Township were Paul and Elijah Clapp, who arrived in 1802. LeRoy Township was established in 1820, but it was not made part of Lake County until 1840. During the Civil War, forty men from LeRoy Township served in the Union Army.

The January 1986 Northeastern Ohio earthquake occurred in the southwestern portion of the township.

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