Rochester Township, Lorain County, Ohio

Rochester Township, Lorain County, Ohio

The Henry Bradford Farmhouse on State Route 511

Location of Rochester Township in Lorain County
Coordinates: 41°6′32″N 82°18′1″W / 41.10889°N 82.30028°W / 41.10889; -82.30028Coordinates: 41°6′32″N 82°18′1″W / 41.10889°N 82.30028°W / 41.10889; -82.30028
Country United States
State Ohio
County Lorain
  Total 17.6 sq mi (45.5 km2)
  Land 17.6 sq mi (45.5 km2)
  Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 942 ft (287 m)
Population (2000)
  Total 752
  Density 42.8/sq mi (16.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
  Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44090
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-67776[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086518[1]

Rochester Township is one of the eighteen townships of Lorain County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 752 people in the township, 562 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


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

The village of Rochester is located in northern Rochester Township.

Name and history

It is the only Rochester 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, 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 clerkship 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.
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