Newport Township, Washington County, Ohio
|Newport Township, Washington County, Ohio|
The Hildreth Bridge, a township landmark
Location of Newport Township in Washington County
|• Total||35.7 sq mi (92.4 km2)|
|• Land||35.5 sq mi (92.0 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)|
|Elevation||994 ft (303 m)|
|• Density||61.2/sq mi (23.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1087141|
Located in the southeastern part of the county along the Ohio River, it borders the following townships:
- Lawrence Township - north
- Independence Township - northeast
- Marietta Township - west
- Fearing Township - northwest corner
Name and history
It is the only Newport Township statewide.
In 1833, Newport Township contained a meeting house, several brick school houses, two dry goods stores, and a flour mill.
The Hildreth Covered Bridge in Newport Township is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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, 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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- §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.