7247 Center Road, Ashtabula Ohio 44004

Welcome to Saybrook Township

Township Office Hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 am — 12:00pm / 12:30 pm -4:30 pm (Closed 12:00pm- 12:30pm for lunch.) Closed Saturday, Sunday and All designated Holidays.

Office Staff

Lori Zebrasky

Office Manager  

Michelle Halman

 Administrative Assistant

Trustee Meetings 

Township’s Trustees Regular Monthly Meeting is on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 10:00 am  

These meetings are open to the public as are all other Township Committee and Board meetings. We encourage you to attend and participate in your local government. 

 If you have comments, questions or concerns you may contact your elected official (click the Trustee tab at the top of this page).  All Township meetings are at the Township Administrative Offices unless otherwise noted.

Message regarding the railroad  crossing

 CSX blocking the rail crossing in Saybrook? Below is the contact information for the Surface Transportation Board (STB). We ask you to contact them every time there is an issue. Michael H. Higgins Deputy Director STB: Direct Line (202) 245-0284 Email: Michael.higgins@stb.gov.  You may also "cc" the Township in your e-mail so our office can stay informed saybrooktwpclerk@windstream.net.

Public Notices 

  • All meetings are held at 7247 Center Road in the Administrative building unless otherwise noted.

  • NOTE: MEETING LOCATION HAS BEEN CHANGED TO LAKESIDE HIGH SCHOOL, LARGE GROUP INSTRUCTIONAL ROOM                      Board of Zoning Appeals Public Hearing will be continued from 4/8/2024 to April 15, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. to determine if a variance should be granted to James Buck to defeat flesh or fowl on the property at 8025 Depot Rd., PPN 480190007600.

  • Spring Clean-up Day, Saturday,  May 18, 2024  8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Leaf bags are being picked up on Mondays and Friday as weather/schedules permit. Leave your bags out at the curbside.

History Of Saybrook Township 

Named for the Connecticut Saybrook Colony it is the only Saybrook Township statewide.

Saybrook Township was originally part of Austinburg Township and contained a settlement called Wrightsburg. It was not until 1816 that modern Saybrook Township became a separate township of its own. The township and community continued to be called Wrightsburg until 1827 when the name was changed to Saybrook, its new name coming from Saybrook, Connecticut. The early settlers are listed in the 1820 census for Ashtabula County with the township recorded as Wrightsburg.

 The Saybrook Township lands were originally owned by Connecticut Land Company investor William Hart. Hart then sold the entire township, with the exception of one lot, to Josiah Wright and his son Samuel Wright of Pownal, Vermont, in 1811. The deed for this sale is recorded in the Ashtabula County Courthouse in Jefferson, Ohio. 

Even though the Wrights were early owners of Saybrook Township, they were not the first settlers.The first settler in Saybrook Township was George Webster, a New Yorker who came in 1810.

 In 1833, Saybrook Township contained one store, three taverns, a saw mill, and a carding machine.

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