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Hocking County

Hocking County is named for the Delaware Native American word “Hoch-Hoch-ing” meaning “bottle”.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Fairfield County and Perry County

E – Perry County and Athens County

S – Vinton County

W – Ross County and Pickaway County

 

Created:  March 1, 1818                         Map of Ohio highlighting Hocking County

County Seat:

Logan  1819 – present

 

County Courthouse – Logan

 

Location:  1 East Nain Street / South Market Street

Built:  1923 – 1924

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Frank L Packard of Columbus and Snyder, Babbitt and Mathews

Contractor:  E H Latham Company of Columbus

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story limestone and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Logan. The north front has a projecting center section with recessed entrance on the first story. Four columns rise from the second story to the top of the third story with a wide header above at the roof line. A balustrade runs along the flat roof line. In the interior is a large rectangular atrium rising to a skylight on the roof. The building houses the County Court of Common Pleas – General and Domestic Relations Divisions, County Court of Common Pleas – Juvenile and Probate Divisions and County Municipal Court. 

 

Note:  Construction of the building began on August 23, 1923 and Frank L Packard, the architect died on November 9, 1923. The firm of Snyder, Babbitt and Mathews was employed to complete the building.

 

See:  Ohio Court of Appeals – Chillicothe ( 4th Appellate District )

 

History:  The county was created in 1818 and Logan was selected as the county seat in 1819. The first courthouse was a log cabin situate about two blocks from the present courthouse in Logan. The second courthouse was built in 1837. The third courthouse was a two story structure designed by William Montgomery and built by Snyder, Babitt and Mathews in 1845. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1923 to 1925 at a cost of $250,000.

 

 

County Courthouse – Logan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2012