Suffield Township
Wingfoot Lake and the Goodyear Airship Hangar
Location within Portage County
Coordinates: 41°1′40″N 81°21′1″W / 41.02778°N 81.35028°W / 41.02778; -81.35028Coordinates: 41°1′40″N 81°21′1″W / 41.02778°N 81.35028°W / 41.02778; -81.35028
CountryUnited States
 • Total24.7 sq mi (64.0 km2)
 • Land22.9 sq mi (59.4 km2)
 • Water1.8 sq mi (4.7 km2)
Elevation1,181 ft (360 m)
 • Total6,383
 • Density278.5/sq mi (107.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)330, 234
FIPS code39-75189[2]
GNIS feature ID1086841[1]

Suffield Township is one of the eighteen townships of Portage County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 6,383 people in the township.[3]


Located in the southwestern corner of the county, it borders the following townships and city:

Part of the village of Mogadore is located in northwestern Suffield Township. The hamlet of Suffield, a census-designated place, occupies the central part of the township.

Formed from the Connecticut Western Reserve, Suffield Township covers an area of 24 sq mi (62 km2).

Geographical features

Name and history

Suffield Township was named after Suffield, Connecticut, the hometown of many its first settlers.[4] It is the only Suffield Township statewide.[5] A post office called Suffield was established in 1836, and remained in operation until 1966. In the southwestern part of the township was a settlement called Mishler, which had a post office from 1882 until 1917.[6]


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,[7] 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. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Portage County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ History of Portage County, Ohio: Containing a History of the County, Its Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, Churches, Industries, Etc. Warner, Beers & Company. 1885. pp. 565.
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  6. ^ "Portage County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.