Ohio was the first state created from the Northwest Territory on February 19, 1803. Warren County was established by an act of the first General Assembly of the State of Ohio, passed March 24, 1803. It was one of the first twelve counties formed in the new State of Ohio from a portion of what had been Hamilton County. It was named for General Joseph Warren who was a physician and Major General during the American Revolution. He lost his life at the Battle of Bunker Hill.

In Ohio, the township predates our state government. As the Ohio Territory became populated, it was only natural that the township would become the basic unit of local government.  Washington Township was created by the Warren County Commissioners on June 27, 1818.

The earliest record book of Washington Township Trustee Minutes is one from 1838.  A sample entry is noted here.  It is archived in a climate-controlled environment at the Warren County Historical Society www.wchsmuseum.org

Washington Township was named for President George Washington and shares its name with forty-two other townships statewide. No other township name is so popular in Ohio.  It was wholly within the Virginia Military District and was surveyed under the metes and bounds system.

Washington Township is located in eastern Warren County, Ohio. It comprises an area of 34.4 square miles.

The township is the home of Fort Ancient, a prehistoric earthwork built by the Mound Builders 2,000 years ago.

Most of the township is in the Clinton Massie Local School District, but parts are in the Little Miami Local School District and the Lebanon City School District. Telephone service is provided through the Lebanon, Clarksville, Morrow, and Waynesville exchanges. Mail is delivered through the Clarksville, Lebanon, Oregonia and Waynesville post offices.

We do not have our own Fire or Emergency Medical Services.  Most of the township is served by the Clinton-Warren Joint Fire District.  The area north of I-71 is serviced by the Wayne Township Fire Department, while the south-west corner is serviced by the Salem-Morrow Fire Department.  The last two are through contracts with your township.  The map showing this coverage can be seen here.

We also do not have our own Zoning, but are covered by the Warren County Rural Zoning Code.  It can be viewed here.  For questions, contact Mike Yetter at 513-695-1294.

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                Washington Township, Warren County, Ohio