Belpre is a city in Washington County, Ohio, United States, along the Ohio River. The town was originally named Belle Prairie or "Beautiful Prairie."

Part of the Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, it is located about 14 miles downriver from Marietta. In 1870 the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad completed the Parkersburg Bridge (CSX) across the river; at 7,140 feet (2,180 m), it was reportedly the longest in the world.


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