Belpre is a city in Washington County, Ohio, along the Ohio River that was founded in 1789. The name Belpre is derived from a contraction of “Belle Prairie” (French for “beautiful meadow”), which is the original name given to the valley by French trappers prior to more permanent settlement by European Americans. The city is located about 14 miles down the Ohio River from Marietta, OH. Belpre was the second United States settlement in the Northwest Territory after Marietta. The city is home to the first library established in the Territory. The city has a total area of 3.5 square miles. The city has approximately 6,500 residents. For more information visit the city’s website at

715 Park Drive
PO Box 160
Belpre, Ohio 45714
(740) 423-7631
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Information Hotline: (740) 423-7631
Clerk/Records/Tickets:(740) 423-4099

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