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Hocking County Records Repository

51 East Main Street
Logan, Ohio 43138
740 380-2457
Located downstairs in the old Huls Building. Has Marriage Records from 1818-present, Estates 1820 through 1984, Guardianships 1831 through 1984, Births 1867 through 1943, and Deaths 1867 through 1908.
Hours of operation are: Monday thru Thursday, 8:30 AM to 12 noon
and 1 PM to 4 PM
No Friday hours.

Hocking County Court of Common Pleas
1 East Main Street
Logan, Ohio 43138
740 385-4027
Located on the third floor of the Hocking Co Courthouse.
Court records from 1818-present.

Hocking County Recorder
1 East Main Street
Logan, Ohio 43138
Land Records from 1818-present.
Located on the first floor of the Hocking Co Courthouse.
Phone 740-385-2031 or 740-385-2031; Fax: 740-385-0377
Email: shunt@co.hocking.oh.us

Hocking County Health Department
132 Hocking Mall
Logan, Ohio 43138
Has Birth & Death records from 1909-Present.
Certified copies are $22.00, plain copies are no longer available.

Hocking County Chapter
Ohio Genealogical Society

P.O. Box 115, Rockbridge, OH 43149-0015

Logan-Hocking County District Library
230 E. Main Street
Logan, OH 43138
Phone 740-385-2348
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00AM- 8:00PM
Friday & Saturday 9:00AM-5:00PM
Sunday 1:00PM-5:00PM
The library has a dedicated room for genealogy research that is maintained by the Hocking County Genealogy Society. The Hocking County census from 1820-1880 and 1900-1930 is available on microfilm. Librarians are not available to do research.

Hocking County Historical Society
64 North Culver Street
Logan, Ohio 43138
740 385-6026
Hours of operation are variable, please call and make an appointment. Has a dedicated research room. Hocking County Census records are available for the years 1820-1880 and 1900-1930 on CD.

Hocking County Mapping and Drafting Dept.
1 East Main Street
Logan, Ohio 43138
Regular Office Hours 8 AM - 4 PM M-F
Phone: 740-385-8546
Fax: 740-385-8547
E-Mail: fnelson@co.hocking.oh.us
Website: http://www.co.hocking.oh.us/PublicMaps/
Maps are available for download at no cost. Plats, tax, surveys, and more from this site.

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**Regretfully, I cannot answer genealogy research requests.**

Godman Shoe Factory. Logan, Ohio
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Hocking County Data Online
Genealogy Interest



Hocking, Athens, Perry Death Information

Obituaries/Death Notices



Hocking County Census

Bible Records

Newspaper Clippings



The Civil War

1883 Pensioners List

Casualties of Recent Wars

WWll American Patriots 1941 - 1945

WWII Army Enlistment Records1938-46

58th Ohio Infantry Regiment

63rd Ohio Infantry Regiment

Misc Info

Postcards from the Past

War Chief Logan

Benton High School 1950

We Were Here

Cemetery List

Train Wreck at Starr

County Info

Brief County History

Sanborn Maps

Postal History

Hocking Canal


Coal Mining

Township Info

1876 Atlas & Twp. Indexes




City and Villages

Village-Town-City Index

Directories and Lists

Payne's Crossing

1908 Logan Souvenir Book

Brief History of Hocking County

Hocking County was formed March 1, 1818, from Ross, Athens and Fairfield. The land is generally hilly and broken, but along the main streams level and fertile.
The name of this county is a contraction of that of the river Hockhocking, which flows through it. Hock-hock-ing, in the language of the Delaware Indians, signifies a bottle; the Shawnees have it, Wea0tha-kagh-qua sepe, i.e., bottle river. John White, in the American Pioneer, says: “About six or seven miles northwest of Lancaster there is a fall in the Hockhocking, of about twenty feet; above the fall, for a short distance, the creek is very narrow and straight, forming a neck, while at the falls it suddenly widens on each side and swells into the appearance of the body of a bottle. The whole, when seen from above, appears exactly in the shape of a bottle, and from this fact the Indians called the creek Hockhocking.”
This tract of country once belonged to the Wyandots, and a considerable town of that tribe, situated at the confluence of a small stream with the river, one mile below Logan, gives the name Oldtown to the creek. The abundance of bears, deer, elks, and occasionally buffaloes, with which the hills and valley were stored, together with the river fishing, must have made this a desirable residence.

Historical Collections of Ohio
Henry Howe

On March 1, 1818 the Ohio General Assembly formed Hocking County with land from Ross, Athens and Fairfield Counties.
In 1834, Ross County gained land from Hocking. In 1850, Vinton County was formed from parts of Gallia, Athens, Ross, Jackson, and Hocking Counties. Hocking gained from Fairfield County. In 1854, Hocking gained land from Athens County.
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