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LeRoy Township, Lake County, Ohio
Township
South Leroy Meetinghouse, built 1832
South Leroy Meetinghouse, built 1832
Location of LeRoy Township in Lake County
Location of LeRoy Township in Lake County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Lake
Area
 • 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)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,122
 • Density 122.6/sq mi (47.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-42812
GNIS feature ID 1086422

LeRoy Township is one of the five townships of Lake County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 3,122 people in the township.

Geography

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

Named for Le Roy, New York, the home of many of the township's earliest settlers, it is the only LeRoy Township statewide. Its name is often spelled "Leroy" and sometimes "Le Roy."

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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