Belpre Township, Washington County, Ohio


Belpre Township, Washington County, Ohio

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Belpre Township, Ohio
settlement_type = Township
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map_caption = Municipalities and townships of Washington County.


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Ohio
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Washington

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area_total_km2 = 62.5
area_land_km2 = 61.2
area_water_km2 = 1.2
area_total_sq_mi = 24.1
area_land_sq_mi = 23.6
area_water_sq_mi = 0.5

population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 4192
population_density_km2 = 68.5
population_density_sq_mi = 177.3

timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_footnotes = GR|3
elevation_m = 224
elevation_ft = 735
latd = 39 |latm = 16 |lats = 54 |latNS = N
longd = 81 |longm = 39 |longs = 44 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 45714
area_code = 740
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blank_info = 39-05438GR|2
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Belpre Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Washington County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 4,192 people in the township. [ [http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/population/places.php?sid=41&fips=39167 Washington County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.]

Geography

Located in the southwestern part of the county along the Ohio River, it borders the following townships:
*Dunham Township - north
*Troy Township, Athens County - southwest
*Decatur Township - west

Wood County, West Virginia lies across the Ohio River to the southeast.

Two populated places are located in Belpre Township along the Ohio River: The city of Belpre, in the southeast; and the unincorporated community of Little Hocking, in the southwest.

Name and history

With a name derived from the French for "beautiful meadows",fact|date=July 2007 it is the only Belpre Township statewide.

Government

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 clerk, 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 clerkship or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees.

References

External links

* [http://www.co.washington.oh.us County website]


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