Belpre Township, Washington County, Ohio

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Belpre Township, Washington County, Ohio
Township
Municipalities and townships of Washington County.
Municipalities and townships of Washington County.
Coordinates: 39°16′54″N 81°39′44″W / 39.28167°N 81.66222°W / 39.28167; -81.66222Coordinates: 39°16′54″N 81°39′44″W / 39.28167°N 81.66222°W / 39.28167; -81.66222
Country United States
State Ohio
County Washington
Area
 • Total 24.1 sq mi (62.5 km2)
 • Land 23.6 sq mi (61.2 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 735 ft (224 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 4,192
 • Density 177.3/sq mi (68.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 45714
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-05438[2]
GNIS feature ID 1087128[1]

Belpre Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Washington County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 4,192 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the southwestern part of the county along the Ohio River, it borders the following townships:

Wood County, West Virginia lies across the Ohio River to the southeast.

Two populated places are located in Belpre Township along the Ohio River: The city of Belpre, in the southeast; and the unincorporated community of Little Hocking, in the southwest.

Name and history[edit]

With a name derived from the French for "beautiful meadow",[4] it is the only Belpre Township statewide.

Government[edit]

The township is governed by a three-member board of trustees, who are elected in November of odd-numbered years to a four-year term beginning on the following January 1. Two are elected in the year after the presidential election and one is elected in the year before it. There is also an elected township fiscal officer,[5] who serves a four-year term beginning on April 1 of the year after the election, which is held in November of the year before the presidential election. Vacancies in the fiscal officership or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Washington County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, Or a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 91. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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