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Palmyra Township, Portage County, Ohio
Township
Location within Portage County
Location within Portage County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Portage
Area
 • 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)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,785
 • Density 108.6/sq mi (41.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-59668
GNIS feature ID 1086834
Diamond, Ohio
A view of the town of Diamond from Interstate 76

Palmyra Township is one of the eighteen townships of Portage County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,785 people in the township.

Geography

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

No municipalities are located in Palmyra Township, although the unincorporated community of Diamond lies in the township's east.

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.

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