Hocking County

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Hocking County


Hocking County is located in Southeastern Ohio, approximately fifty miles southeast of Columbus, Ohio.  The county was established in 1818, named for the American Indian word meaning “bottleneck.” In 2010, Hocking County reached a population of 29,380, and the county seat is Logan. 

The Hocking Hills, located in the county, are home to many of Ohio’s greatest recreational and outdoor activities. As autumn falls on this area, the hills surrounding landmarks like Old Man’s Cave, Ash Cave, the Hocking State Forest, and Wayne National Forest become vibrant with the colors of fall. In 2008, Hocking Hills Canopy Tours opened Ohio’s first zipline tour that sends visitors soaring over the area’s many caves, rock cliffs, and the infamous Hocking River.  

Some of Hocking County’s major employers include: Amanda Bent Bolt, The Citizen’s Bank, The City of Logan, General Electric, Hocking County Government, Hocking Valley Community Hospital, Hocking Valley Industries, Kilbarger Construction, Inc., Logan Health Care, Locking-Hocking Schools, Smead Manufacturing, and Ohio EPA-Logan Facility.

Links to Hocking County Local Websites:

Hocking County Seat: The City of Logan 
Hocking County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Hocking County Children Services: (740) 385-4168
Hocking County Emergency Communications Services

Hocking County Health Department
Hocking County Job Services: (740) 380-1545
Hocking County Sheriff's Office
Hocking County Veterans' Service Commission
Logan-Hocking County District Library
Village of Laurelville: (740) 332-4481
Hocking Valley Community Hospital
Hocking Hills State Park
Hocking County Fair
Hocking Hills Canopy Tours
Washboard Music Festival
Logan Daily News 

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