Washington Township, Harrison County, Ohio

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Washington Township, Harrison County, Ohio
Township
Municipalities and townships of Harrison County
Municipalities and townships of Harrison County
Coordinates: 40°16′1″N 81°16′49″W / 40.26694°N 81.28028°W / 40.26694; -81.28028Coordinates: 40°16′1″N 81°16′49″W / 40.26694°N 81.28028°W / 40.26694; -81.28028
Country United States
State Ohio
County Harrison
Area
 • Total 31.6 sq mi (82.0 km2)
 • Land 30.3 sq mi (78.5 km2)
 • Water 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
Elevation[1] 860 ft (262 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 598
 • Density 19.7/sq mi (7.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-81312[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086285[1]

Washington Township is one of the fifteen townships of Harrison County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 598 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the western part of the county, it borders the following townships:

No municipalities are located in Washington Township, although the unincorporated community of Tippecanoe is located at the center of the township.

Name and history[edit]

It is one of forty-three Washington Townships statewide.[4]

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.

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