LeRoy Township, Lake County, Ohio facts for kids
|LeRoy Township, Lake County, Ohio|
South Leroy Meetinghouse, built 1832
Location of LeRoy Township in Lake County
|• Total||25.7 sq mi (66.5 km2)|
|• Land||25.5 sq mi (65.9 km2)|
|• Water||0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)|
|Elevation||955 ft (291 m)|
|• Density||122.6/sq mi (47.4/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1086422|
Located in the eastern part of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Perry Township - north
- Madison Township - northeast
- Thompson Township, Geauga County - east
- Montville Township, Geauga County - southeast corner
- Hambden Township, Geauga County - south
- Concord Township - west
- Painesville Township - northwest corner
No municipalities are located in LeRoy Township.
Name and history
The first settlers in what is now LeRoy Township were Paul and Elijah Clapp, who arrived in 1802. LeRoy Township was established in 1820, but it was not made part of Lake County until 1840. During the Civil War, forty men from LeRoy Township served in the Union Army.
The January 1986 Northeastern Ohio earthquake occurred in the southwestern portion of the township.
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