Boston Township
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In the Township
(see calendar)
Next trustees meeting: Jun 26 at 6:00
Next Zoning Commission meeting: Jul 09 at 6:30
Next Board of Zoning Appeals meeting: Jun 25 at 6:30
No listed events on the upcoming Township Calendar.

Special Meeting Notice: Cancelled
The special meetings previously scheduled as indicated below have been cancelled until further notice. ORIGINAL NOTICE: The Boston Township Board of Trustees will hold special meetings on Wednesdays at 5:00 PM immediately prior to regularly scheduled board meetings until further notice to continue discussions with the Village of Peninsula regarding merging of road departments.

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)