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Olmsted Township, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Township
John and Maria Adams House on Columbia Road
John and Maria Adams House on Columbia Road
Location in Cuyahoga County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Cuyahoga County and the state of Ohio.
Location of Ohio in the United States
Location of Ohio in the United States
Country United States
State Ohio
County Cuyahoga
Area
 • Total 10.0 sq mi (25.9 km2)
 • Land 10.0 sq mi (25.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 781 ft (238 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 13,513
 • Density 1,351/sq mi (521.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 440, 216
FIPS code 39-58408
GNIS feature ID 1085988
Website http://www.olmstedtownship.org/

Olmsted Township is a township located in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. Situated in the southwest end of the county, Olmsted Township is a west side suburb of Cleveland, and a part of the even larger Greater Cleveland area. As of the 2010 Census, Olmsted had a population of 13,513. It is one of only two civil townships remaining in Cuyahoga County, and the only Olmsted Township statewide.

Geography

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

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 10.0 sq mi. All of the area consists of land, and none of it is covered with water.

Olmsted Township, is a part of the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor Metropolitan Statistical Area which in 2010 had a population of 2,077,240. Olmsted Twp. is also part of the larger Cleveland-Akron-Elyria Combined Statistical Area, which in 2010 had a population of 2,780,440.

History

After the discovery of the New World, the land that became Olmsted Township was originally part of the French colony of Canada (New France), which was ceded in 1763 to Great Britain and renamed Province of Quebec. In the late 18th century the land became part of the Connecticut Western Reserve in the Northwest Territory, then was purchased by the Connecticut Land Company in 1795.

In 1806, the vast tract of land comprising present-day North Olmsted, Olmsted Falls and Olmsted Township was purchased for $30,000 by Aaron Olmsted, a wealthy sea captain.

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