Marietta Township, Washington County, Ohio

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Marietta Township, Ohio
Municipalities and townships of Washington County.
Municipalities and townships of Washington County.
Coordinates: 39°23′59″N 81°24′29″W / 39.39972°N 81.40806°W / 39.39972; -81.40806Coordinates: 39°23′59″N 81°24′29″W / 39.39972°N 81.40806°W / 39.39972; -81.40806
Country United States
State Ohio
County Washington
 • Total 15.3 sq mi (39.6 km2)
 • Land 14.9 sq mi (38.7 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
Elevation[1] 673 ft (205 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 4,673
 • Density 312.9/sq mi (120.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 45750
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-47642[2]
GNIS feature ID 1087138[1]

Marietta Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Washington County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 4,673 people in the township.[3]


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

West Virginia lies across the Ohio River to the south: Pleasants County in the far southeast, and Wood County otherwise.

Two populated places are located along the Ohio River in Washington Township: most of the city of Marietta, the county seat of Washington County, in the northwest; and the unincorporated community of Reno, in the south.

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It is the only Marietta Township statewide.[4]


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.


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