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In the Township
(see calendar)
Next trustees meeting: Dec 13 at 6:30
Next Zoning Commission meeting: Dec 12 at 6:30
Next Board of Zoning Appeals meeting: Dec 26 at 6:30
No listed events on the upcoming Township Calendar.

Community Christmas Bazaar
Join us on December 2, 2017 from 10 am to 2 pm for the Community Christmas Bazaar! Held in the Boston Township Hall at 1775 Main Street in Peninsula, the show will feature antiques, food items, and crafts.

PUBLIC HEARING: Zoning Amendments
The Trustees of Boston Township, Summit County, Ohio, give notice that a Public Hearing will be held on November 22, 2017 at 6:30 P.M. at the Boston Township Town Hall, 1775 Main St., Peninsula OH 44264, to consider a proposed amendment submitted by the Boston Township Zoning Commission to the text of the Township Zoning Resolution.

Hall Rental
If you want to rent the hall, please follow the "Hall Committee" link in the column to the left.


Our Town: a brief history

Alfred Wolcott of Connecticut came to Boston Township in 1805 with a surveying party to locate the lands that belonged to Simon Perkins. Among the members of the surveying party was James Stanford. After returning home for the winter, Wolcott, Stanford and a few other men arrived back in Boston Township in 1806 and erected a cabin at the site of the present day Boston Cemetery. That same year, Wolcott traded his lands along the Cuyahoga River for Stanford's lands on the eastern rim of the valley. More settlers followed, resulting in the official organization of the township on January 15, 1811. At that time what had been known only as Range 11, Town 4 of the Connecticut Western Reserve became known as Boston Township.

1874 map of Boston Township

1874 map of Boston Township (Peninsula Library & Historical Society)

Our Town: A Brief History .... (continued)