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on the left will keep you specifically in or near Findlay and Hancock County, Ohio. We add new listings and links on a regular basis so bookmark this page so check back often. Hancocks County was named for John Hancock, the first signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Hancock County is located in northwestern Ohio. It is predominantly rural, with only 1.4 percent of the county's 531 square miles consisting of urban areas. The county seat is Findlay. With a population of about 39,000 people, Findlay is the county's largest community. Today, Findlay is known as "Flag City USA". In the 1960s, a man named John Cooke moved to Findlay. Believing that every American should fly the American flag on Flag Day, Cooke worked to provide everyone in the community with a small flag. The designation was made official with a resolution of the U.S. House of Representatives on May 7, 1974. Residents of Findlay are still proud of their town's nickname to this day.
The largest employers in Hancock County are manufacturing businesses, followed closely by sales positions and service industries. During the late nineteenth century, county residents earned their livings drilling for natural gas. By the early twentieth centuries, the residents had extracted the natural gas, ending this industry in the county.