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Letart Township, Meigs County, Ohio

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Country  United States
County  Meigs
FIPS code  39-42868
Elevation  245 m
Population  641 (2000)
State  Ohio
Time zone  Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID  1086612
Local time  Thursday 3:51 AM
Letart Township, Meigs County, Ohio
Weather  -4°C, Wind W at 13 km/h, 63% Humidity
Area  45.32 km² (42.99 km² Land / 233 ha Water)

Letart Township is one of the twelve townships of Meigs County, Ohio, USA. The 2000 census found 641 people in the township.

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Map of Letart Township, OH 45771, USA

Geography

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

  • Sutton Township - northwest
  • Lebanon Township - northeast
  • Letart Township is composed of a peninsula jutting southward into the Ohio River. West Virginia lies across the river: Jackson County to the east, and Mason County to the west.

    It is located in the middle of Meigs County's Ohio River townships.

    No municipalities are located in Letart Township.

    Name and history

    The township name comes from Letart Falls on the Ohio River, named for a Frenchman who drowned in the falls. It is the only Letart Township statewide. David Sayre (1736-1826) and his family were said to have been the first settlers in what is now Letart Township, arriving in 1803 from New Jersey by way of western Virginia.

    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 fiscal officer, 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

    Letart Township, Meigs County, Ohio Wikipedia


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