Tate Township is one of the fourteen townships of Clermont County, Ohio. There are 46.9 square miles with a 2020 census population of 9162 people. The village of Bethel is located in central Tate Township. Bethel is sometimes referred to as Bethel-Tate for this reason, an example of this would be the Bethel-Tate School District.
Located in southern Clermont County, Ohio. Neighbored on the East by Brown County; on the South by Franklin Township; on the South West by Washington Township; on the West by Monroe Township; on the North West by Batavia Township; on the North by Williamsburg Township.
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Within Tate Township:
Freedom Trail Self Guided Tour
Download the Clermont County, Ohio Freedom Trail Brochure – This self-guided tour highlights thirty-three Underground Railroad and Abolitionist sites throughout Clermont’s scenic rolling hills and along the Ohio River.
History of Ohio 133
Once known as Bullskin Trace, the section of Ohio 133 between Bethel and Williamsburg follows a path used by Shawnee Indians and General Anthony Wayne and his troops and the Underground Railroad. Here is some history of Ohio 133:
- Prehistorically, the trace crossed the Ohio River to the salt licks farther south in Kentucky.
- The Shawnee Indians used the trace to reach sacred hunting grounds and the salt licks.
- 1793, General Wayne improved the trace so he could fight Indians in northern Ohio.
- 1807 – 1808, the Ohio Legislature established the road as the Xenia State Road. At that time,$700 was obtained to buy land to create a 20-foot right of way. That 60 foot width remains.
- War of 1812, the road was improved so supplies could be hauled to Detroit and Sandusky for ships on the Great Lakes.
- Pre-Civil War period, the road became an avenue for runaway slaves as part of the Underground railroad.
- 1920’s, the road became part of the State highway system.
- Today, the two lane road follows the route of the original trace with few minor improvements
East Fork State Park ( slide show directly below)
East Fork State Park has one boat ramp in the North end of Tate Township on Reisinger Road. Another Tate Township boat ramp is in Bantam. There are several entrances to the park around the area. On their website, East Fork State Park, you will find information on the camping facilities that are located between Williamsburg and Batavia on Old 32.
Bethel-Tate Local Schools has its Central Office and Transportation building located
on W. Plane Street. They have 4 school buildings, Wm. Bick Elementary School for students in Pre K -2nd grade; Hill Intermediate for students in 3rd – 5th grade; Bethel-Tate Middle School for students in 6th – 8th grade; and Bethel-Tate High School for students in 9th – 12th grade.
Clermont County Educational Service Center Providing services for students with disabilities.
Grant Career Center serving the 4 districts of Bethel-Tate, Felicity-Franklin. New Richmond, and Williamsburg. It is located in Bethel on Ohio Pike West of town. Offering high school students career
education and full or part-time adult education.
The University of Cincinnati, Clermont College located in Batavia.
Ohio State University, Clermont County Extension Office located in Owensville.
Bethel Assembly of God 321 N. Main Street, phone (513) 734-2171
Bethel Baptist Church 211 East Plane St. (513) 734-4271
Bethel Church of Christ 125 E. Plane Street, phone (513) 734-2232
Bethel Nazarene Church 50 E. Water Street, phone (513) 734-4204
Bethel United Methodist Church 402 West Plane Street, phone (513) 734-7201
Faith Chapel Ministries 217 W. Plane Street/ 3112 S. Bantam Rd., phone (513) 427-4373
First Baptist Church 3692 St. Rt. 125, phone (513)734-3600
Northside Baptist Church 320 Brown Street, phone (513) 734-6040
Saltair Church of Christ 2124 St. Rt. 222, phone (513) 734-4185
St.Mary’s Church Catholic Parish 3398 St. Rt. 125, phone (513) 734-4041
Empower Youth Ranch
Empower Youth serves students in 5 local schools to provide for their needs such as Friday “food bags” to help students have food at home on the weekends. The ranch is located at 2900 St Rt 125, Bethel, Ohio. Website
Free Clothing Store Operated by Bethel Ministerial Society
The free clothing store has been open in Bethel since 2003, running solely on donations and the hard work of its volunteers ever since. The store is open 1-4 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturdays. It can be found at 234 W. Plane Street.
Bethel Business Association website
Clermont County Offices:
Clermont County, Ohio Government -Web page for the Clermont County Offices.
Clermont County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau Source for current travel information in beautiful Clermont County.
ODNR Division of Wildlife -Resource for hunting regulations, licensing and permits, seasonal dates for hunting, safety, and more.
Ohio’s 2nd District– Representative Brad Wenstrup