Somerford Township

91 State Route 56 NW, London , OH 43140

Township Officials

Jimmie Moran, Trustee
(740) 852-2085

Bill Laney, Trustee
(740) 852-2550

Ernie Sparks, Trustee
(740) 852-1949

Pam Hochadel, Fiscal Officer
(614) 352-8116

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

Al Hendrick, Zoning Inspector
(740) 206-2046

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.

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 [ 1

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 on the northwest corner of U.S. Rt 40 & St. Rt. 56. The meeting time is 7:00 p.m. and the phone & fax number for the township hall is (740) 852-4499.

Somerford Township Zoning Board

2017 Meeting dates to be determined at the Nov. 14, 2016 Meeting


Somerford Township will hold emergency meetings at noon on Tuesday, August 1st 2017 and noon on Wednesday, August 2nd 2017 to discuss the fire protection levy and the Gwynne Road project.