Marietta Township, Washington County, Ohio

Marietta Township is one of the twenty-two townships of Washington County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 4,673 people in the township.[3]

Marietta Township, Washington County, Ohio
Fields along State Route 26 northeast of Marietta
Fields along State Route 26 northeast of Marietta
Location of Marietta Township in Washington County
Location of Marietta Township in Washington County
Coordinates: 39°23′59″N 81°24′29″W / 39.39972°N 81.40806°W / 39.39972; -81.40806Coordinates: 39°23′59″N 81°24′29″W / 39.39972°N 81.40806°W / 39.39972; -81.40806
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyWashington
Area
 • Total15.3 sq mi (39.6 km2)
 • Land14.9 sq mi (38.7 km2)
 • Water0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
Elevation673 ft (205 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total4,673
 • Density312.9/sq mi (120.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
45750
Area code(s)740
FIPS code39-47642[2]
GNIS feature ID1087138[1]

GeographyEdit

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

West Virginia lies across the Ohio River to the south: Pleasants County in the far southeast, and Wood County otherwise.

Two populated places are located along the Ohio River in Washington Township: most of the city of Marietta, the county seat of Washington County, in the northwest; and the unincorporated community of Reno, in the south.

Name and historyEdit

It is the only Marietta Township statewide.[4]

GovernmentEdit

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,[5] 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.

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ Washington County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates[permanent dead link] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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