Letart Township, Meigs County, Ohio

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Letart Township, Meigs County, Ohio
Along the River north of Apple Grove
Along the River north of Apple Grove
Location of Letart Township in Meigs County
Location of Letart Township in Meigs County
Coordinates: 38°54′47″N 81°52′25″W / 38.91306°N 81.87361°W / 38.91306; -81.87361Coordinates: 38°54′47″N 81°52′25″W / 38.91306°N 81.87361°W / 38.91306; -81.87361
Country United States
State Ohio
County Meigs
 • Total 17.5 sq mi (45.2 km2)
 • Land 16.6 sq mi (43.0 km2)
 • Water 0.9 sq mi (2.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 804 ft (245 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 641
 • Density 38.6/sq mi (14.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-42868[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086612[1]

Letart Township is one of the twelve townships of Meigs County, Ohio, USA. The 2000 census found 641 people in the township.[3]


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

Letart Township is composed of a peninsula jutting southward into the Ohio River. West Virginia lies across the river: Jackson County to the east, and Mason County to the west.

It is located in the middle of Meigs County's Ohio River townships.

No municipalities are located in Letart Township.

Name and history[edit]

The township name comes from Letart Falls on the Ohio River, named for a Frenchman who drowned in the falls.[4] It is the only Letart Township statewide.[5] David Sayre (1736-1826) and his family were said to have been the first settlers in what is now Letart Township,[6] arriving in 1803 from New Jersey by way of western Virginia.


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 September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Meigs County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ Larry L. Miller: Ohio Place Names, Indiana University Press, Bloomington and Indianapolis, Ind., 1996, p. 131.
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ The Pioneer History of Meigs County (1908) by Stillman Carter Larkin, one vol., with illustrations; Columbus, Ohio: Berlin Printing Company; pg 172.
  7. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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