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Mantua Township, Portage County, Ohio
Township
Historic Snow Home, built in 1815
Historic Snow Home, built in 1815
Location within Portage County
Location within Portage County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Portage
Area
 • Total 26.6 sq mi (68.8 km2)
 • Land 26.5 sq mi (68.5 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 1,175 ft (358 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,811
 • Density 176.1/sq mi (68.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44255
Area code(s) 330, 234
FIPS code 39-47194
GNIS feature ID 1086831

Mantua Township /ˈmænəw/ is one of the eighteen townships of Portage County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 4,661 people in the township.

Name and history

Mantua Township was named in commemoration of Mantua, Italy, which in 1796 was besieged by Napoleon, during the Napoleonic Wars.

It is the only Mantua Township statewide.

Geography

Located in the northern part of the county, it borders the following townships and cities:

  • Auburn Township, Geauga County - north
  • Troy Township, Geauga County - northeast corner
  • Hiram Township - east
  • Freedom Township - southeast corner
  • Shalersville Township - south
  • Streetsboro - southwest corner
  • Aurora - west
  • Bainbridge Township, Geauga County - northwest corner

The village of Mantua, which became independent of the township in 1993, is located in what was previously southern Mantua Township and borders the township on three sides.

Formed from the Connecticut Western Reserve, Mantua Township covers an area of 26 sq mi (67 km2).

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