Sheffield Township, Lorain County, Ohio

Sheffield Township, Lorain County, Ohio

Location of Sheffield Township in Lorain County
Coordinates: 41°25′16″N 82°7′42″W / 41.42111°N 82.12833°W / 41.42111; -82.12833Coordinates: 41°25′16″N 82°7′42″W / 41.42111°N 82.12833°W / 41.42111; -82.12833
Country United States
State Ohio
County Lorain
  Total 2.4 sq mi (6.3 km2)
  Land 2.4 sq mi (6.3 km2)
  Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 676 ft (206 m)
Population (2000)
  Total 4,117
  Density 1,702.9/sq mi (657.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
  Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44055
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-72067[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086520[1]

Sheffield Township is one of the eighteen townships of Lorain County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 4,117 people in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


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

No municipalities are located in Sheffield Township, other than the cities of Lorain and Sheffield Lake and village of Sheffield that have incorporated most of Sheffield Township.

Name and history


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.


The school district in Sheffield Township is Clearview Local School District.


  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. 2000 Census data Accessed 14 May 2007.
  4. History of Lorain County, Ohio. Williams Brothers. 1879. p. 250-254.
  5. §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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