Washington Township, Belmont County, Ohio

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Washington Township, Belmont County, Ohio
Township
Countryside along Clover Ridge Road
Countryside along Clover Ridge Road
Location of Washington Township in Belmont County
Location of Washington Township in Belmont County
Coordinates: 39°54′9″N 80°57′12″W / 39.90250°N 80.95333°W / 39.90250; -80.95333Coordinates: 39°54′9″N 80°57′12″W / 39.90250°N 80.95333°W / 39.90250; -80.95333
Country United States
State Ohio
County Belmont
Area
 • Total 35.9 sq mi (92.9 km2)
 • Land 35.4 sq mi (91.7 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,165 ft (355 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 517
 • Density 15/sq mi (5.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-81088[2]
GNIS feature ID 1085788[1]

Washington Township is one of the sixteen townships of Belmont County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 517 people in the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

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

No municipalities are located in Washington Township, although the unincorporated community of Alledonia lies in the township's center.

Name and history[edit]

Washington Township was organized about 1831.[4]

It is one of forty-three Washington Townships statewide.[5]

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,[6] 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.

References[edit]

  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. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Washington township, Belmont County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ McKelvey, A. T. (1903). Centennial History of Belmont County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens. Biographical Publishing Company. p. 303. 
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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