Grafton Township, Lorain County, Ohio

Grafton Township, Lorain County, Ohio

Justin Breckenridge House, built 1851

Location of Grafton Township in Lorain County
Coordinates: 41°14′19″N 82°2′7″W / 41.23861°N 82.03528°W / 41.23861; -82.03528Coordinates: 41°14′19″N 82°2′7″W / 41.23861°N 82.03528°W / 41.23861; -82.03528
Country United States
State Ohio
County Lorain
  Total 25.5 sq mi (66.0 km2)
  Land 25.4 sq mi (65.9 km2)
  Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 837 ft (255 m)
Population (2000)
  Total 2,722
  Density 107.0/sq mi (41.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
  Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44044
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-31164[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086510[1]

Grafton Township is one of the eighteen townships of Lorain County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,722 people in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


Located in southeastern Lorain County, it borders the following townships:

Part of the village of Grafton is located in northern Grafton Township.

Name and history

It is the only Grafton Township statewide.[4]


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,[5] 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. §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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