Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 148.
HANCOCK COUNTY, situated toward the northwesterly part of Ohio. Area, 576 square miles. Face of the country even; soil productive. Seat of justice, Finley. Pop in 1830, 813; in 1840, 9,986; in 1850, 11,751.