Fearing Township, Washington County, Ohio

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Fearing Township, Washington County, Ohio
Location of Fearing Township in Washington County
Location of Fearing Township in Washington County
Coordinates: 39°29′7″N 81°23′53″W / 39.48528°N 81.39806°W / 39.48528; -81.39806Coordinates: 39°29′7″N 81°23′53″W / 39.48528°N 81.39806°W / 39.48528; -81.39806
Country United States
State Ohio
County Washington
 • 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[1] 797 ft (243 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 910
 • Density 38.7/sq mi (15.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-26810[2]
GNIS feature ID 1087132[1]

Fearing Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Washington County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 910 people in the township.[3]


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

A small portion of the county seat of Marietta is located in southwestern Fearing Township.

Name and history[edit]

Fearing Township was established in 1808,[4] and named for Paul Fearing, an early settler.[5] It is the only Fearing Township statewide.[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. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Washington County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Hathaway, Seymour J. (1902). History of Marietta and Washington County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens. Biographical Publishing Company. p. 308. 
  5. ^ Kilbourn, John (1833). "The Ohio Gazetteer, or, a Topographical Dictionary". Scott and Wright. p. 194. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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