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Suffield Township
Township
Wingfoot Lake and the Goodyear Airship Hanger
Wingfoot Lake and the Goodyear Airship Hanger
Location within Portage County
Location within Portage County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Portage
Area
 • Total 24.7 sq mi (64.0 km2)
 • Land 22.9 sq mi (59.4 km2)
 • Water 1.8 sq mi (4.7 km2)
Elevation 1,181 ft (360 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 6,383
 • Density 278.5/sq mi (107.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44260
Area code(s) 330, 234
FIPS code 39-75189
GNIS feature ID 1086841

Suffield Township is one of the eighteen townships of Portage County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 6,383 people in the township.

Geography

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

Part of the village of Mogadore is located in northwestern Suffield Township.

Formed from the Connecticut Western Reserve, Suffield Township covers an area of 24 sq mi (62 km2).

Geographical features

  • Flatiron Lake Bog preserve (a 97-acre (390,000 m2) kettle hole bog formed about 12,000 years ago; maintained by The Nature Conservancy)[1]

Name and history

Suffield Township was named after Suffield, Connecticut, the hometown of many its first settlers. It is the only Suffield Township statewide. A post office called Suffield was established in 1836, and remained in operation until 1966. In the southwestern part of the township was a settlement called Mishler, which had a post office from 1882 until 1917.

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