Girard Township is located in the NW portion of Erie County. This is the only county in PA that has direct access to the Great Lakes.
Girard Township encompasses approximately 30.62 square miles. It is bordered by Lake Erie on the north, Fairview and Franklin Townships on the east, Platea Boro, Elk Creek and Conneaut Townships on the south, and Springfield Township on the west.
Girard Township is approximately 13 miles from the City of Erie and 16 miles to Conneaut Ohio, from the Township Municipal Building. Cleveland, OH is 70 miles, Buffalo, NY is 110 miles traveling by I-90, and Pittsburgh, PA is 140 miles traveling by I-79.