Location Information

Living in NW Ohio

To learn more about Findlay and Hancock County, visit:

Findlay Hancock County Chamber


Findlay and Hancock County’s rich history resulted from the War of 1812 when the U.S. Army built Fort Findlay on the banks of the Blanchard River. The discovery of natural gas in Findlay after the war, in the 1800s, started its boomtown days and it has continued to thrive as one of the most ideal micro-communities in this part of the county.


Nestled in the Blanchard River Valley, Findlay/Hancock County is an ideal geographical location. I-75, US highways and state highways allow residents to be in close proximity to major metro airports, Lake Erie and more, offering the transportation and infrastructure needed to ensure business growth and personal accommodation. Blanchard Valley Hospital is located south of Findlay’s downtown and just east of the Lake Cascades development.

Economics & Employment

Agriculture and industry provide the primary livelihood for the city/county population of about 74,000. High profile businesses like Cooper Tire, Marathon, Whirlpool, and Ball Metal, along with the influx of industry in Tall Timbers and Lake Cascades, have contributed to Hancock County’s growth.


Children and young adults have access to a great educational system. Among the Findlay City Schools, the seven local districts in Hancock County and numerous fine parochial schools, students benefit from high academic achievement, excellent teacher-to-student ratios, and a wealth of extra-curricular activities. Findlay also boasts the University of Findlay, which attracts national and international students. 

Findlay is home to the University of Findlay, a private liberal arts college known for its Education and Equestrian Studies programs and Owens Community College and Winebrenner Theological Seminary. The Findlay City School system includes Findlay High School, two middle schools, four intermediate four primary and one K-5 school. 

Arts & Leisure

Findlay and the 10 villages of Hancock County provide places for year-round recreational and cultural experiences. Whether it’s sports, arts, or outdoor nature activities, Findlay offers something to do for all age groups. Our area offers abundant year-round activities, unique cuisine and a wide range of attractions The Marathon Center for the Performing Arts (MCPA) provides a hub for diverse and thriving arts and creativity. The Mazza Museum offers educational programs to promote literacy and exhibits original art from children’s books.

Downtown Findlay is a blend of beautifully restored buildings and unique retail stores and embodies the grace of historical structures and the bustling activity of shops, restaurants, activities, and growing businesses.