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Typical house in Copley Township Ohio

Typical house in Copley Township Ohio

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Copley Square in Copley Township Ohio

Copley Square in Copley Township Ohio

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Shopping Plaza in Copley Township Ohio

Shopping Plaza in Copley Township Ohio

(© 2007 C. Orley)

Copley Township is located in Summit County Ohio. With a very low crime rate, an excellent school system, and a convenient location, over 13,600 call this Akron suburb home.

History:

William Gardiner and Elizabeth Greene purchased their portion of the Western Reserve Territory in 1807 known as Greenfield. By 1819, Copley Township was established and named after Elizabeth's father, John Singleton Copley, the Boston artist. Due to the rich, swampy land, Copley is known for its many farms.

Demographics:

According to the 2000 census, Copley Township has 13,641 residents, 86% of whom are white, 9% African-American, and 3% Asian. In addition, the majority (63%) of Copley residents are married. The median age is 39 and the median household income is $55,195.

Restaurants:

Copley restaurants are scattered throughout the township with the majority located in the Montrose area. Copley Township restaurants include:

 

Shopping in Copley Township:

Shopping opportunities in Copley start around Copley Square and flow down Cleveland Massillon Road into the Copley/Fairlawn area. Some of the shops in Copley Township are:

  • Abbey Ann's Second Hand
  • River City Carriage Barn Shoppe
  • Copley Feed & Supply
  • Copley Antique Mall
  • Shisler's Cheese House
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Dollar General
  • Graf Growers
  • Sisters Flower Haus
  • Berean Christian Store
  • My Country Heart Crafts
  • Designer Gift Baskets & Floral

 

Education:

The Copley-Fairlawn School District has a current enrollment of around 3225 students. The Ohio Department of Education has consistently rated Copley-Fairlawn Schools as Excellent. Facilities include a three elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school.

Copley Township Parks:

Copley Community Park is located off Copley Road. Facilities include soccer and baseball fields, miles of hiking trails, two playgrounds, several pavilions, and picnic areas.

Events:

Copley Heritage Days is Copley's Summer Festival, held on Copley Square on the first weekend of every August. This festival brings the entire township out for a parade, auction, games, music, and entertainment for the whole family. The Copley Bandstand Summer Concert Series happens all summer long on Copley Square with music from every genre.

Hotels:

Visitors to Copley Township will find several hotels, most of which are located in the Montrose area, just off of I-77. Among these are:



(updated 1-29-08)

 

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