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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
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Hocking County, OH Township Map
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.
Hocking County, Ohio Census Records
- Learn More: State of Ohio Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Hocking County, Ohio Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Ohio Vital Records
- Birth Records: from 1908 to present
- Marriage Records: None. See County Probate Court.
- Death Records: from 1954 to present
- Divorce Records: None. See County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas.
- Locations: Ohio Office of Vital Statistics, Ohio Local Health Departments
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
Hocking County, Ohio Resources
- State of Ohio Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Ohio
- Hocking County Chapter-OGS, PO Box 115, Rockbridge, OH 43149-0115; Phone: (740) 385-6512
- Hocking County Historical Society
- Hocking County, Ohio Message Boards
- Hocking County, Ohio Genealogy Forum