Washington Township, Holmes County, Ohio

Washington Township, Holmes County, Ohio

The Joseph L. DeYarmon House, a historic site in the township

Location of Washington Township in Holmes County
Coordinates: 40°37′45″N 82°9′16″W / 40.62917°N 82.15444°W / 40.62917; -82.15444Coordinates: 40°37′45″N 82°9′16″W / 40.62917°N 82.15444°W / 40.62917; -82.15444
Country United States
State Ohio
County Holmes
  Total 30.0 sq mi (77.8 km2)
  Land 29.8 sq mi (77.2 km2)
  Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,122 ft (342 m)
Population (2000)
  Total 1,614
  Density 54.2/sq mi (20.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
  Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-81368[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086340[1]

Washington Township is one of the fourteen townships of Holmes County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,614 people in the township, 1,419 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]


Located in the northwestern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:

Several populated places are located in Washington Township:

Name and history

It is one of forty-three Washington Townships statewide.[4]


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.


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