Hocking county is located in southeastern Ohio and uses Logan as its county seat. The county population on July 1, 1999, was 29,170, an increase of 3,637 over the 1990 census.
The county was named for the Indian word meaning bottle, referring to the shape of the Hocking River and covers 421 square miles. In addition, the eastern portion of the county lies within the Wayne National Forest, providing extensive recreational opportunities for outdoor lovers.
Hocking Hills State Park also offers waterfalls, swirling pools, deep gorges and massive rock formations for their visitors' pleasure. Picturesque sites include the Devil’s Bathtub, Old Mans Cave, Sphinx Head, Upper Falls, Lower Falls and Broken Rock Falls.