is located in the southeastern part Wayne County, Ohio
. Stark County, Ohio lies to its east and Holmes County, Ohio
to the south. It was organized 5 March 1816. It was named for a spring that existed in the area. The water which flowed from the spring resembled red paint. The first settler was Michael Waxler. Other early settlers included: James Sullivan, John Sprague, David Endsley, Nathan Peticord, James Galbraith, and others. Two towns exist in Paint Township: Mt. Eaton and West Lebanon. Mt. Eaton
was platted in 1813 as Paintville by William Vaughn and James Galbriath. In 1829, Paintville was renamed Mt. Eaton. In 1827-1828, Joseph H. White published the first weekly newspaper, Anti-Masonic Mirror
. It did not have much support so it soon died out. West Lebanon is located three miles northeast from Mt. Eaton and was platted in 1833 by Philip Groff and Rev. William S. Butt.