Union Township, Belmont County, Ohio

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Union Township, Union County, Ohio
Union Local High School, just east of Morristown
Union Local High School, just east of Morristown
Location of Union Township in Belmont County
Location of Union Township in Belmont County
Coordinates: 40°4′28″N 81°2′17″W / 40.07444°N 81.03806°W / 40.07444; -81.03806Coordinates: 40°4′28″N 81°2′17″W / 40.07444°N 81.03806°W / 40.07444; -81.03806
CountryUnited States
 • Total35.5 sq mi (91.9 km2)
 • Land34.7 sq mi (89.9 km2)
 • Water0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
Elevation1,270 ft (387 m)
 • Total2,295
 • Density66/sq mi (25.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-78218[2]
GNIS feature ID1085786[1]

Union Township is one of the sixteen townships of Belmont County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 2,295 people in the township,[3] 1,992 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.


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

The village of Morristown is located in central Union Township, and the unincorporated community of Lafferty lies in the township's northeast.

Name and history[edit]

Union Township was established in 1804.[4]

It is one of twenty-seven Union Townships statewide.[5]

In 1833, Union Township contained several flouring mills, saw mills, fulling mills, and carding machines.[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. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Union township, Belmont County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved February 18, 2014.
  4. ^ McKelvey, A. T. (1903). Centennial History of Belmont County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens. Biographical Publishing Company. pp. 262.
  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. pp. 451. 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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