Rootstown is part of the Western Reserve
Named after Ephraim Root, a wealthy lawyer and founder of the Connecticut Land Company. Rootstown was settled in 1802 and became a township in 1810.  Growing into a farming and residential community, agriculture was the main industry with dairy farms, orchards, a saw mill, grain crops, a hotel and many supporting businesses. Today, Rootstown is still a wonderful suburban/rural family-oriented community that continues to see steady growth.

Located in the State of Ohio, County of Portage. Rootstown’s territory is roughly 27 square miles with a population of 8,225 in the 2010 census. Interstate highways I-76, I-77, state routes 14, 43, 44, 5 and 88 are all major thoroughfares for our residents. For more census details, click here to open a PDF document.

Local Government
The government in Rootstown Township is comprised of an elected Board of Trustees (3 members).  Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, 5:30 PM at the Rootstown Town Hall. Visit their website at:, for a complete listing of Township departments and contact details.

Township Trustees
Dave McIntyre, Vice-Chairman - 330.714.1334 (
Joe Paulus, Vice Chair - 330.474.1869 (
Brett Housley, Vice-Chairman - 330.714.1334 (

Fiscal Officer
JoAnn Townend - 330.296.8240

Zoning Commission
Meetings - 3rd Tuesday, 7 PM, Town Hall
Commission Questions - Call: 330.325.9341
Mark Tirpak, Zoning Inspector

Fire Department
General information & non-emergency calls:
Chief Charles Palmer - 330.325.7233

Water Company
Water and sewer services are provided through the Portage County Water Resources.
Located at: 449 South Meridian St. , Ravenna, OH 44266 - 330.297.3672.
Web Address:

Garage & Cemetery Sextant
Bill Hahn - 330.325.7715

Rootstown Town Hall
For rental, call 330.325.9341
3988 State Route 44, Rootstown, Ohio 44272

Parks & Recreation
Rootstown Community Park, Cook Rd., 330.325.9341

Clubs & Organizations
Chamber of Commerce, Rootstown Lions Club, Knights of Columbus, 4-H Group, Scouting Groups, Hot Stove, Football, Round Ballers Basketball, Rootstown Soccer Club and many more.

Rootstown Area Schools
Rootstown Local School District consists of one elementary school, grades k - 5; one middle school, grades 6-8; and one high school, grades 9-12. As well as, Maplewood Career Center, the joint educational experience of 10 district schools and the newest addition Northeast Ohio Medical University Bio-Med Science Academy.

Higher Educational choices for our immediate area include:
Northeast Ohio Medical University, Kent State University, University of Mount Union, Hiram College, Fortis College, Northcoast Medical Training Academy, and the University of Akron.

Churches and Worship:
Grace Church of Rootstown, Community Bible Church, St. Peter of The Fields, Passion Community Church, First Congregational Church, New Milford Baptist Church, and Rootstown United Methodist Church.