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Hocking County, Ohio Facts

Hocking County

When was Hocking County, OH Created?
Hocking County was created on March 1, 1818 from Athens County, Fairfield County and Ross County. This county was named for the Delaware Indian word "Hoch-Hoch-ing", meaning "bottle" .

What is the County Seat of Hocking County, OH?
The County Seat is located in Logan also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Hocking County, OH?
Bordering Counties are Perry County (northeast), Athens County (southeast), Vinton County (south), Ross County (southwest), Pickaway County (west), Fairfield County (northwest) .

Hocking County Townships Map

What cities and towns are in Hocking County, OH?
Cities and towns located in the County include Logan, Buchtel, Laurelville, Murray City. Other communities include Carbon Hill, Haydenville, Rockbridge, South Bloomingville, Union Furnace.

What townships are in Hocking County, OH?
Townships located in the County include Benton, Falls, Good Hope, Green, Laurel, Marion, Perry, Salt Creek, Starr, Ward, Washington.

Hocking County, OH Vital Records

Where can find Hocking County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Hocking County vital records can be found at the Ohio Department of Health which has Birth Records since Dec 20, 1908; Death Records since since 1954 and copies of Marriage and Divorce Records since 1918 to present There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Ohio for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Hocking County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Ohio Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Application to mail. The Archives Division has copies of births before 1908, death before 1944 and marriage records before 1949.

The Hocking County Health Department has Birth & Death Records from 1908-Present. For birth and death records prior to Dec. 20, 1908, contact the Probate Court of this county.

Hocking County, OH Census Records

What Hocking County, OH census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Hocking County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Hocking Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Hocking Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Hocking Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Ohio Census Records Research Guide

Hocking County, OH Courthouse and Government Records

Hocking County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Hocking County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Hocking County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Ohio Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Hocking County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 1 E. Main St., Logan 43138-1207
    • Phone: (740) 385-5195
  • Hocking County Clerk of Probate Court handles the probating of wills, estate administrations, trusts, guardianships, adoptions, birth corrections, delayed birth registrations and issues marriage licenses. The Probate Court is that the Probate Judge is the ex-officio Clerk of Courts, thus, the Court performs all the duties as its own Clerk of Courts
    • Phone:740-385-3022
    • Marriage Records: 1818 
    • Probate Records: 1819
    • Birth / Death Records: 1867-1908
  • Hocking County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
    • Phone: (740)385-2031
    • Land Records: 1818
  • Hocking County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas is responsible for duties that include filing, docketing, indexing, and preserving all court pleadings for civil, felony criminal and domestic relations cases. Other services provided by the Clerk of Court of Common Pleas are administering oaths, keeping naturalization records, and recording and retention of coroner records.
    • Phone: 740-385-2616
    • Court Records: 1818
  •  Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998
  • BLM Land Records
  • Hocking County USGenWeb Archives Project

Hocking County, OH Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Hocking County, OH?
A list of Hocking County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Ohio Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

  • Hocking County Chapter-OGS, PO Box 115, Rockbridge, OH 43149-0115; Phone: (740) 385-6512, Hocking County Chapter, OGS meets at the Logan-Hocking Library. Main St., Logan, OH. This OGS Chapter now meets at Logan-Hocking District Library, 230 E. Main Street, Logan. It meets the fourth Tuesday in the library meeting room.
  • Hocking County Historical Society, 64 N Culver St, Logan, OH 43138-1433; Phone: (740) 385-4926; The Hocking County Historical Society maintains historical artifacts of Hocking County including an 1898 steam automobile built in Logan by Henry Lutz and an 1837 wagon of the Stier family who moved here from Pennsylvania.
  • Ohio Historical Society, Archives-Library Division,  1982 Velma Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211; Telephone: 614-297-2300
  • Ohio Genealogical Society, 713 South Main Street, Mansfield OH 44907-1644

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What other genealogical resources are available in Hocking County, OH?
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