Elyria Township, Lorain County, Ohio

Elyria Township, Lorain County, Ohio

Houses on Murray Ridge Road

Municipalities of Lorain County, Ohio
Coordinates: 41°23′45″N 82°8′25″W / 41.39583°N 82.14028°W / 41.39583; -82.14028Coordinates: 41°23′45″N 82°8′25″W / 41.39583°N 82.14028°W / 41.39583; -82.14028
Country United States
State Ohio
County Lorain
  Total 5.9 sq mi (15.3 km2)
  Land 5.9 sq mi (15.3 km2)
  Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 741 ft (226 m)
Population (2000)
  Total 3,520
  Density 597.6/sq mi (230.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
  Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 44000-44099
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-25270[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086509[1]

Elyria Township is one of the eighteen townships of Lorain County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 3,520 people in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


Located in northern Lorain County, it borders the following townships and cities:

No municipalities are located in Elyria Township, other than the city of Elyria, which has annexed the majority of the township.

Name and history

It is the only Elyria Township statewide.[4] Elyria Township is named for Heman Ely, an early settler.[5]


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, 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. 1 2 "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. Lorain County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 14 May 2007.
  4. "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  5. Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 188. Retrieved 12 December 2013.

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