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Ravenna Township
Civil township
Farmhouse at the Crystal Lake Stock Farm
Farmhouse at the Crystal Lake Stock Farm
Location within Portage County
Location within Portage County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Portage
 • Total 20.6 sq mi (53.4 km2)
 • Land 20.4 sq mi (52.8 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation 1,106 ft (337 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 9,270
 • Density 454.5/sq mi (175.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44266
Area code(s) 330, 234
FIPS code 39-65606
GNIS feature ID 1086837

Ravenna Township is one of the eighteen civil townships of Portage County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 9,270 people in the township.


Located in the center of the county, it borders the following townships and city:

The city of Ravenna, the county seat of Portage County, which became independent of the township in 1993, is surrounded by Ravenna Township.

Formed from Town 3, Range 8 of the Connecticut Western Reserve, Ravenna Township covers an area of 20 sq mi (52 km2).

Name and history

It is the only Ravenna Township statewide. In the western part of the township along Ohio State Route 59 is the unicorporated town of Black Horse (or Blackhorse), named after the Blackhorse Tavern that was located there in the 19th century.

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