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Encyclopedia > Licking County, Ohio
Licking County, Ohio
Seal of Licking County, Ohio
Map
Map of Ohio highlighting Licking County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the USA highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded January 30, 1808
Seat Newark
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,783 km² (688 mi²)
1,778 km² (686 mi²)
5 km² (2 mi²), 0.27%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

145,491
212/sq mi (82/km²)
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Website: www.lcounty.com
Named for: Native American word for salt licks

Licking County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of the 2000 census, the population was 145,491. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2005 Population Estimates the population was 154,806 in 2005. Its county seat is Newark6 and is named for the salt licks that were in the area. Image File history File links Licking_County_oh_seal. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Ohio_highlighting_Licking_County. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_OH.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Ohio ... January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1808 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Newark is a city in Licking County, Ohio, 33 miles (53 km) east of Columbus, at the junction of the forks of the Licking River. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is a high-precison atomic time standard. ... Daylight saving time around the world  DST used  DST no longer used  DST never used Daylight saving time (DST), also summer time in British English, is the convention of advancing clocks so that afternoons have more daylight and mornings have less. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties Libertarian Party State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Newark is a city in Licking County, Ohio, 33 miles (53 km) east of Columbus, at the junction of the forks of the Licking River. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This list of Ohio county name etymologies lists the 88 counties of the U.S. state of Ohio, with the date of their erection in parenthesis and the etymology of their names. ... A salt lick is a salt deposit that animals regularly lick. ...

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,783 km² (688 mi²). 1,778 km² (686 mi²) of it is land and 5 km² (2 mi²) of it (0.27%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Adjacent counties

Knox County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Coshocton County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Muskingum County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Perry County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Fairfield County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Delaware County is a fast growing suburban county located in the state of Ohio, within the Columbus, OH metropolitan area. ...

Demographics

Longaberger corporate headquarters in Newark is a local landmark.
Longaberger corporate headquarters in Newark is a local landmark.

As of the census² of 2000, there were 146,491 people, 55,609 households, and 40,149 families residing in the county. The population density was 82/km² (212/mi²). There were 58,760 housing units at an average density of 33/km² (86/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.64% White, 2.06% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. 0.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2500x1663, 808 KB) Summary Longaberger headquarters in Newark, Ohio. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2500x1663, 808 KB) Summary Longaberger headquarters in Newark, Ohio. ... Longaberger headquarters in Newark, Ohio, a giant Longaberger Medium Market Basket. ... Newark is a city in Licking County, Ohio, 33 miles (53 km) east of Columbus, at the junction of the forks of the Licking River. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 55,609 households out of which 34.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.50% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.80% were non-families. 23.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.01. “Matrimony” redirects here. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 11.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.00 males.

County courthouse in Newark.
County courthouse in Newark.

The median income for a household in the county was $44,124, and the median income for a family was $51,969. Males had a median income of $37,957 versus $26,884 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,581. About 5.50% of families and 7.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.10% of those under age 18 and 7.50% of those age 65 or over. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2500x1964, 1567 KB) Summary Licking County courthouse in Newark, Ohio. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2500x1964, 1567 KB) Summary Licking County courthouse in Newark, Ohio. ... Newark is a city in Licking County, Ohio, 33 miles (53 km) east of Columbus, at the junction of the forks of the Licking River. ... The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Places of interest

  • Circular and octagonal Native American mounds dating from the Hopewell period
  • Flint Ridge State Memorial
  • Dawes Arboretum
  • Ye Olde Mill in Utica (where Velvet ice cream is produced)
  • Heisey Glass Museum
  • Longaberger Basket Facility (building is a replica of large basket)
  • John Holmes Museum

Government

Map of Licking County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels
Map of Licking County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Main article: Ohio county government. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The government of Ohios counties is marked by a loose organization and a diffusion of power, the basic framework not having been changed since the Nineteenth century. ...


Localities

Municipalities

Alexandria is a village located in Licking County, Ohio. ... Buckeye Lake is a village located in Fairfield and Licking counties in Ohio. ... Granville is a village in Licking County, Ohio, founded by settlers from Granville, Massachusetts, a town of which it now has three times the population. ... Gratiot is a village located in Licking and Muskingum counties in Ohio. ... Hanover is a village located in Licking County, Ohio. ... Hartford is a village in Licking County, Ohio. ... GO DOGS!!!!!! Puerto Vallarta Mexican Restaurant is the best restaurant in the city. ... Hebron is a village located in Licking County, Ohio. ... Johnstown is a village located in Licking County, Ohio. ... Kirkersville is a village located in Licking County, Ohio. ... Newark is a city in Licking County, Ohio, 33 miles (53 km) east of Columbus, at the junction of the forks of the Licking River. ... New Albany is a village located in Franklin County, Ohio, northeast of Columbus. ... City seal Pataskala is a city in Licking County, Ohio, United States. ... Reynoldsburg is a city in Fairfield, Franklin, and Licking counties in Ohio. ... St. ... For the Warren County place of this name, see Utica. ...

Townships

Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... It has been suggested that Etna, Ohio be merged into this article or section. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ...

Other places

Beechwood Trails is an unincorporated census_designated place located in Licking County, Ohio. ... Brownsville is an unincorporated community in Licking County, Ohio, United States. ... Croton is an unincorporated community in Licking County, Ohio, United States. ... Granville South is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Licking County, Ohio. ... Harbor Hills is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Licking County, Ohio. ... Homer is an unincorporated community in Licking County, Ohio, United States. ... Jacksontown is an unincorporated community in Licking County, Ohio, United States. ... Summit Station is an unincorporated community in Licking County, Ohio, United States. ...

External links

  • Licking County Government's website
  • Flint Ridge State Memorial
Licking County, Ohio
Newark, county seat
Municipalities

Alexandria | Buckeye Lake | Granville | Gratiot | Hanover | Hartford | Heath | Hebron | Johnstown | Kirkersville | Newark | New Albany | Pataskala | Reynoldsburg | St. Louisville | Utica Image File history File links Map_of_Ohio_highlighting_Licking_County. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Newark is a city in Licking County, Ohio, 33 miles (53 km) east of Columbus, at the junction of the forks of the Licking River. ... List of Ohio county seats: Adams County-West Union Allen County-Lima Ashland County-Ashland Ashtabula County-Jefferson Athens County-Athens Auglaize County-Wapakoneta Belmont County-Saint Clairsville Brown County-Georgetown Butler County-Hamilton Carroll County-Carrollton Champaign County-Urbana Clark County-Springfield Clermont County-Batavia Clinton County-Wilmington Columbiana... Alexandria is a village located in Licking County, Ohio. ... Buckeye Lake is a village located in Fairfield and Licking counties in Ohio. ... Granville is a village in Licking County, Ohio, founded by settlers from Granville, Massachusetts, a town of which it now has three times the population. ... Gratiot is a village located in Licking and Muskingum counties in Ohio. ... Hanover is a village located in Licking County, Ohio. ... Hartford is a village in Licking County, Ohio. ... GO DOGS!!!!!! Puerto Vallarta Mexican Restaurant is the best restaurant in the city. ... Hebron is a village located in Licking County, Ohio. ... Johnstown is a village located in Licking County, Ohio. ... Kirkersville is a village located in Licking County, Ohio. ... Newark is a city in Licking County, Ohio, 33 miles (53 km) east of Columbus, at the junction of the forks of the Licking River. ... New Albany is a village located in Franklin County, Ohio, northeast of Columbus. ... City seal Pataskala is a city in Licking County, Ohio, United States. ... Reynoldsburg is a city in Fairfield, Franklin, and Licking counties in Ohio. ... St. ... For the Warren County place of this name, see Utica. ...

Townships

Bennington | Bowling Green | Burlington | Eden | Etna | Fallsbury | Franklin | Granville | Hanover | Harrison | Hartford | Hopewell | Jersey | Liberty | Licking | Madison | Mary Ann | McKean | Monroe | Newark | Newton | Perry | St. Albans | Union | Washington Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... It has been suggested that Etna, Ohio be merged into this article or section. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ... Licking County map with municipal and township labels. ...

Other localities

Beechwood Trails | Brownsville | Croton | Granville South | Harbor Hills | Homer | Jacksontown | Summit Station Beechwood Trails is an unincorporated census_designated place located in Licking County, Ohio. ... Brownsville is an unincorporated community in Licking County, Ohio, United States. ... Croton is an unincorporated community in Licking County, Ohio, United States. ... Granville South is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Licking County, Ohio. ... Harbor Hills is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Licking County, Ohio. ... Homer is an unincorporated community in Licking County, Ohio, United States. ... Jacksontown is an unincorporated community in Licking County, Ohio, United States. ... Summit Station is an unincorporated community in Licking County, Ohio, United States. ...


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Licking County, Ohio History (20081 words)
He help:-d build the Ohio and Maumee canals; established one of the first iron foundries in the State; was president of the first bank in Granville, and was foremost in nearly all the leading enterprises of the county.
From the time he ceased to be prosecuting attorney of the county until 1879, he was entrusted with the defence of nearly all of the important criminal cases in Licking county, and was known as a very successful criminal lawyer.
He served as brigade major of Ohio militia from 1835 to 1839; was admitted to the bar in 1845, and elected associate judge of the common pleas court of Licking county in the same year, serving two years; at the beginning of the Mexican war in 1846 he was appointed adjutant general.
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