Somerford Township

Somerford Township

Township hall:
91 State Route 56 NW, London , OH 43140

Mailing address:
PO Box 861
London OH 43140

Township Officials:

Jimmie Moran, Trustee
(740) 852-2085

Keith O'Connor

Ernie Sparks, Trustee
(740) 852-1949

Amanda Knowles, Fiscal Officer
(440) 785-6562

Dave Jeffers, Cemetery Sexton and Road Maintenance Supervisor
(740) 837-1876

Brian Knowles, Zoning Inspector
(740) 248-1176

Total 29.8 sq mi (77.3 km 2 )
Land 29.4 sq mi (76.1 km 2 )
Water 0.4 sq mi (1.2 km 2 )
Elevation 1,096 ft (334 m)

Total 6,975
Density 237.3/sq mi (91.6/km 2 )

Time zone Eastern (EST) ( UTC-5 )
Summer ( DST ) EDT ( UTC-4 )
FIPS code 39-72960 [ 2 ]
GNIS feature ID 1086552 [ 

91 State Route 56 NW, London , OH 43140

somerfield map

somerford meeting hall
NOTICE: May and June meetings for Somerford Township will start at 8 PM

Somerford Township was established in Madison County, Ohio in 1839. Its boundaries are the Clark County line to the west and north, Route 38 on the east; the southern border extends approximately one and one half miles south of U.S. Rt. 40. No municipalities are located in Somerford Township although the census-designated place of Choctaw Lake and the unincorporated community of Summerford lie in the township's southern portion.

Somerford Township is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of four cemeteries; three are located on St. Rt. 56, the largest of these being Somerford Cemetery at 830 St. Rt. 56 NW, and there is a small cemetery on Arbuckle Road NW. There are fourteen miles of township roads.             

Since 1972, Somerford Township has been the only township in Madison County with its own zoning regulations. There are two five-member Zoning Boards: the Zoning Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals. They meet regularly during the year and as needed to address the growing number of zoning issues and concerns.


The Somerford Township Trustees hold regular monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of each month at the Somerford Township Hall located at 91 State Route 56 NW. The meeting time is 7:00 p.m. and the phone & fax number for the township hall is (740) 852-4499.