Fearing Township, Washington County, Ohio
|Fearing Township, Washington County, Ohio|
Municipalities and townships of Washington County.
|• Total||23.7 sq mi (61.4 km2)|
|• Land||23.5 sq mi (60.8 km2)|
|• Water||0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)|
|Elevation ||797 ft (243 m)|
|• Density||38.7/sq mi (15.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1087132|
Located in the central part of the county, it borders the following townships:
- Salem Township - north
- Liberty Township - northeast corner
- Lawrence Township - east
- Newport Township - southeast corner
- Marietta Township - south
- Muskingum Township - west
Name and history
It is the only Fearing Township statewide.
Fearing Township was named for Paul Fearing, an early figure in the area's history.
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, 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.
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