Hocking County, Ohio Genealogy Guide

Hocking County, Ohio (Map It) 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" . Learn More About State of Ohio History

Hocking County is bordered by Perry County (northeast), Athens County (southeast), Vinton County (south), Ross County (southwest), Pickaway County (west), Fairfield County (northwest) .. A Map of Hocking County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Hocking County Cities and Towns include Logan, Buchtel, Laurelville, Murray City. Other communities include Carbon Hill, Haydenville, Rockbridge, South Bloomingville, Union Furnace. A Map of Hocking County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Hocking County Townships include Benton, Falls, Good Hope, Green, Laurel, Marion, Perry, Salt Creek, Starr, Ward, Washington.

Hocking County, Ohio Courthouse Records

Hocking County, Ohio Courthouse
Hocking County, OH Courthouse
Hocking County Townships Map
Hocking County, OH Township Map

The Hocking County Courthouse is located in Logan, Ohio. Learn More About State of Ohio Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Hocking county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Hocking County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1818, Probate Records from 1819 and Birth / Death Records from 1867 - 1908. The 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.
  • Hocking County Recorder has Land Records from 1818. The County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
  • Hocking County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas has Court Records from 1818. The 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.
  • 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.

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Hocking County, Ohio Vital Records

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