Licking County

Welcome Licking County Homeowners!

    The Visitor’s bureau of Licking county invites you to “enjoy spectacular arboretums, great golf, recreational trails, historic sites, water parks, spas and quaint small towns filled with antiques, unique shops and boutiques.” You can also visit the famed Granville Inn, Dennison University, or tour the Longaberger Home office, an  icon in novelty architecture. Unique to the area are places like The Works, Ye Olde Mille (home to Velvet Ice Cream), Newark Earthworks, and Buckeye Winery.


Licking county

State map highlighting Licking County Founded:  March 1, 1808                    

Area: 686.50 sq mi 

Named for: the salt licks in the area    

County Seat: Newark, OH

Licking County Profile (from     

Licking County Official Site

Licking County Visitor’s bureau

Fun Fact: Six-year-old piano prodigy Gavin George from Granville just played Carneigie Hall! Read all about  it!

People of note from Licking County: Fassett Family (Gold Rush Letters), Elias Hughes (One of County’s First Settlers) Jerrie Mock (Pilot), John Ratliff (One of County’s First Settlers), Joseph Rider (Inventor), La Marcus Adna Thompson (Inventor), Joseph C. Wehrle (Industrialist), Judge William B. Woods, Victoria Claflin Woodhull (activist, stock broker, journalist, first woman to be nominated President), Clarence White (photographer), Bow Wow (musician), Scott Hamilton (ice skater), Alissa Czisny (US Figure Skater), Shannon Niquette Stewart (model), “Mad” Ann Bailey (scout and spy for pioneers), Dave Blaney (race car driver), Frederick Burr Opper (cartoonist, creator of Happy Hooligan), Susan Perkins (Miss America 1978)

Major Employers :   Anomatic Corp, ArvinMeritor Inc, Boeing Co, Denison University, Kroger Co, Licking Memorial Health Systems, Newark City Bd of Ed, Owens-Corning, State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins Co

Cities: Alexandria, Buckeye Lake, Granville, Gratiot, Hanover, Hartford, Heath, Hebron, Johnstown. Kirkersville, Newark, New Albany, Pataskala, Reynoldsburg. St. Louisville, 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

Census-designated places: Beechwood Trails, Granville South, Harbor Hills

 Other communities: Brownsville, Etna, Homer, Jacksontown

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