Pease Township, Belmont County, Ohio

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Pease Township, Ohio
Municipalities and townships of Belmont County
Municipalities and townships of Belmont County
Coordinates: 40°5′35″N 80°44′42″W / 40.09306°N 80.74500°W / 40.09306; -80.74500Coordinates: 40°5′35″N 80°44′42″W / 40.09306°N 80.74500°W / 40.09306; -80.74500
Country United States
State Ohio
County Belmont
 • Total 28.7 sq mi (74.3 km2)
 • Land 28.5 sq mi (73.9 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,286 ft (392 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 14,309
 • Density 501/sq mi (193.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-61378[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085781[1]

Pease Township is one of the sixteen townships of Belmont County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 14,309 people in the township.[3]


Located in the northeastern corner of the county along the Ohio River, it borders the following townships:

Ohio County, West Virginia, lies across the Ohio River to the east.

Several municipalities are located in Pease Township:

  • The village of Bridgeport in the southeast, along the Ohio River
  • The village of Brookside in the south
  • The city of Martins Ferry in the east, along the Ohio River
  • The village of Yorkville in the northeast, along the Ohio River

The unincorporated community of Riverview lies in the township's southeast, and the unincorporated census-designated places of Lansing and Wolfhurst are in the township's southwest.

Name and history[edit]

Pease Township was organized in 1806. Pease is the name of an early judge.[4]

It is the only Pease Township statewide.[5]

In 1833, Pease Township contained four flouring mills, one woolen and one cotton factory, and a number of gristmills and saw mills.[6]


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,[7] 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.


  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. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Pease township, Belmont County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ McKelvey, A. T. (1903). Centennial History of Belmont County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens. Biographical Publishing Company. p. 187. 
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 363. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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