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Palmyra Township, Portage County, Ohio
The three-story Stagecoach stop at the center of town.
Location within Portage County
|• Total||25.6 sq mi (66.4 km2)|
|• Land||25.6 sq mi (66.4 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,040 ft (317 m)|
|• Density||108.6/sq mi (41.9/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086834|
Located in the southeastern part of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Paris Township - north
- Newton Township, Trumbull County - northeast corner
- Milton Township, Mahoning County - east
- Berlin Township, Mahoning County - southeast corner
- Deerfield Township - south
- Atwater Township - southwest corner
- Edinburg Township - west
- Charlestown Township - northwest corner
Formed from the Connecticut Western Reserve, Palmyra Township covers an area of 26 square miles (67 km2).
Name and history
It is the only Palmyra Township statewide. A post office called Palmyra was established in 1807, and remained in operation until 1904. The community most likely was named after Palmyra, New York. In the mid-1880s, Palmyra contained several factories, stores, and three saloons.
Palmyra Township is served by the Southeast Local Schools, and Southeast High School is located in the township.
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