Richfield Township, Summit County, Ohio

Richfield Township is one of the nine townships of Summit County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 5,424 people in the township, 2,138 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Richfield Township, Summit County, Ohio
Albert Cofta Farmhouse
Location in Summit County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Summit County and the state of Ohio.
Coordinates: 41°14′1″N 81°37′56″W / 41.23361°N 81.63222°W / 41.23361; -81.63222Coordinates: 41°14′1″N 81°37′56″W / 41.23361°N 81.63222°W / 41.23361; -81.63222
CountryUnited States
 • Total25.6 sq mi (66.2 km2)
 • Land25.5 sq mi (66.1 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation1,152 ft (351 m)
 • Total5,424
 • Density212.5/sq mi (82.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)330
FIPS code39-66544[2]
GNIS feature ID1087014[1]


Located in the northwestern corner of the county, it borders the following townships and cities:

The village of Richfield is located in central Richfield Township.


Statewide, other Richfield Townships are located in Henry and Lucas counties. It was given the name Richfield due to the large amount of "Oxbalm" or "rich feed" available to feed cattle.[1]


It was formed in survey Town 4, Range 12 in the Connecticut Western Reserve.

From 1974 to 1994, Richfield was the home to the Coliseum at Richfield. The Coliseum was home to the Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA), Cleveland Barons (NHL), Cleveland Crusaders (WHA), Cleveland Force (Major Indoor Soccer League) and Cleveland Thunderbolts (Arena Football League). The Coliseum was demolished in 1999.


Richfield Township's land has been in the following counties:[2]

Year County
1796 Wayne
1800 Trumbull
1808 Portage
1811 No county
1812 Medina
1840 Summit


The township is governed by a three-member board of trustees, who are elected in November of odd-numbered years to a four-year term beginning on the following January 1. Two are elected in the year after the presidential election and one is elected in the year before it. There is also an elected township fiscal officer,[4] who serves a four-year term beginning on April 1 of the year after the election, which is held in November of the year before the presidential election. Vacancies in the fiscal officership or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees.


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Summit County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Archived 2016-08-18 at the Wayback Machine Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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