Formed 3 Jan 1818, 421 square miles
Parent counties: Athens, Ross, Fairfield
Evolution of county from date of formation until it assumed its final form
1 Mar 1818; Erected and organized
1 Mar 1834: Part attached to Ross
12 Mar 1845: Part of Athens attached
23 Mar 1850: Diminished by formation of Vinton. Parts of Athens and Fairfield attached
Federal Population schedules extant from 1820-1940. (1890 missing) Part of Hocking County census is available for 1800 as it was part of Washington County which is extant.
1820 Manufacturers; 1850 Agricultural; 1850 Industry; 1850 Mortality; 1860 Agricultural, 1860 Mortality; 1870 Agricultural; 1870 Industry; 1880 Agricultural; 1880 Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent
Benton, Falls, Good Hope, Green, Laurel, Marion, Perry, Salt Creek, Starr, Ward, and Washington.
Jana Broglin, OGSF