kids encyclopedia robot

Paris Township, Portage County, Ohio facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Paris Township, Portage County, Ohio
Township
Ice rescue by township fire department at dam of Michael J Kirwan Reservoir
Ice rescue by township fire department at dam of Michael J Kirwan Reservoir
Location within Portage County
Location within Portage County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Portage
Area
 • Total 23.9 sq mi (61.9 km2)
 • Land 22.7 sq mi (58.7 km2)
 • Water 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
Elevation 968 ft (295 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,827
 • Density 80.5/sq mi (31.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-59822
GNIS feature ID 1086835

Paris Township is one of the eighteen townships of Portage County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,827 people in the township.

Geography

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

No municipalities are located in Paris Township, although the unincorporated community of Wayland lies in the western part of the township.

Formed from the Connecticut Western Reserve, Paris Township covers an area of 23 sq mi (60 km2). The Ravenna Training and Logistics Site covers the northern part of the township.

Name and history

Paris Township was established around 1810. The community derives its name from Paris, New York. Variant names were Parisville and Paris Center. A post office called Parisville was established in 1827, and remained in operation until 1890. Statewide, other Paris Townships are located in Stark and Union counties.

kids search engine
Paris Township, Portage County, Ohio Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.