The township was first settled in 1830. It is one of 17 townships which combine to make Medina County. It was formed from the lands of the Western Reserve. The land area of York Township covers five square miles and is bordered by Liverpool Township to the north, Litchfield Township to the west, Medina Township to the East, and Lafayette Township to the south. York Township is conveniently located 30 miles south of Cleveland and 30 miles west of Akron.
The residents of York Township, with its small communities of Mallet Creek, Lester, Erhart, and Abbeyville, continues to draw upon our history as we eagerly plan for and anticipate our future.
York Township receives police protection from the Medina County Sheriff and fire protection from the Erhart/York Township Fire Department.
Our balance of residential and park lands, combined with our commercial and industrial base, ensures a carefully planned and attractive community that serves both residents and businesses. We are continually working with developers to move forward in our growth while maintaining the rural atmosphere and small town charm our residents love.
York Township is a close-knit, traditional community with a comfortable home-town feel. This is evidenced by our many community functions, including the Memorial Day Parade and veterans’ commemorative program planned by the York United Methodist Church, our annual October Swiss Steak Dinner prepared by the Erhart Fire Department and served to sell-out crowds, and the Historical Society’s “Santa at the One-Room Schoolhouse” event in December.
The people of York Township will continue to reflect on their past while creating the future