Palmyra Township was founded in 1810 and is located in Southeastern Portage County in Northeastern Ohio which is midway between Akron and Youngstown, with Cleveland and Pittsburg, PA within an hour's drive. Palmyra Township's neighbors are Atwater Township, Berlin Township, Charlestown Township, Edinburg Township, Deerfield Township, Milton Township, Newton Township, and Paris Township. Palmyra Township is formed from the Connecticut Western Reserve. As of 2000, there were 2,785 people in the township. Palmyra Township covers an area of 26 square miles. Palmyra Township is surrounded by three recreational lakes: Lake Milton, Berlin Reservoir, and West Branch Reservoir.