Ross County

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Ross County

Congressman Stivers represents the northern portion of Ross County, with Congressman Brad Wenstrup representing the southern part of the county.  Ross County has a population of around 78,064 people and the county seat is Chillicothe.  The county was established on August 20, 1798, and was named for Pennsylvania Senator James Ross, who was a friend of the Ohio Governor at that time.

Chillicothe served as Ohio’s first state capital, until it was later moved to Zanesville and then to the more centrally located city of Columbus.  The Great Seal of the State of Ohio features a view of Ross County in its depiction of Mount Logan, as it appears from the Adena Mansion. Ross County also boasts the second largest land area of any Ohio county and is the home to the outdoor drama Tecumseh, a play celebrating the leader of the Shawnee Tribe. In the spring and summer months, visitors and residents in the Chillicothe area can enjoy Chillicothe Paints Baseball games.

Some of Ross County’s major employers include: the Adena Regional Health System, Chillicothe Schools, Trim Systems, Kenworth Truck Co., PH Glatfelter Co., the Veterans Administration  and YSK Corp.

Links to Ross County Local Websites:

Ross County
Ross County Seat: City of Chillicothe 
Ross County Auditor
Ross County Health Department 
Ross County Job and Family Services
Ross County Veterans Service Commission 
Ross County Sheriff
Ross County Chamber of Commerce
Ross County Visitor and Convention Bureau 
Village of Clarksburg: (740) 993-4300 
 Village of Kingston: (740) 642-2212
Village of Frankfort 
Chillicothe VA Medical Center
Adena Medical Center
Chillicothe and Ross County Public Library
Adena Mansion
Tecumseh Outdoor Drama
The Chillicothe Paints 
Paper City Music Festival 
Sunflower Festival
The Chillicothe Gazette 

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