Shalersville Township, Portage County, Ohio facts for kids
Countryside in western Shalersville Township
Location within Portage County
|• Total||27.6 sq mi (71.5 km2)|
|• Land||27.5 sq mi (71.3 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)|
|Elevation||1,119 ft (341 m)|
|• Density||217.2/sq mi (83.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|ZIP code||44255, 44266, 44241|
|Area code(s)||330, 234|
|GNIS feature ID||1086839|
Located in the northwestern part of the county, it borders the following other townships and cities:
- Mantua Township - north
- Hiram Township - northeast corner
- Freedom Township - east
- Charlestown Township - southeast corner
- Ravenna Township - south
- Franklin Township - southwest corner
- Streetsboro - west
- Aurora - northwest corner
No municipalities are located in Shalersville Township.
Formed from the Connecticut Western Reserve, Shalersville Township covers an area of 28 sq mi (73 km2).
Historic population figures
Name and history
Shalersville takes its name from its original proprietor, General Nathaniel Shaler and was originally known as "Middletown" as Shaler was a native of Middletown, Connecticut. It is the only Shalersville Township statewide. The first settlers, the family of Joel Baker of Tolland County, Connecticut, arrived in 1806 and the township government was organized in 1812. The township was formed from town 4, range 8 of the Connecticut Western Reserve. A post office called Shalersville was established in 1824, and remained in operation until 1904.
Ohio State Routes 303 and 44 pass through Shalersville and intersect at the middle of the township. The Ohio Turnpike also cuts through Shalersville, and in the 1990s the exit at State Route 44 was added. The Portage County Airport is located in the southern part of the township.
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