Welcome to Ross County and Chillicothe, your premier southern Ohio destination of historical sites, great outdoors and hospitality. Situated in the foothills of the Appalachian Region of America, Ross County offers outdoor enthusiasts 5 State Parks, 1 National Park and over 120 miles of trails to explore. Our historical sites will take you through time from over 2,000 years ago with the pre-historic cultures that created magnificent, ancient earthworks to the founding of Chillicothe and life in the 19th century. Whether you’re searching for a weekend getaway or a family vacation, Ross County is open and ready to accommodate your visit. Choose from hotels, cabins or bed & breakfast locations to relax and unwind from your busy life. Don’t forget to check out the special events, festivals, shopping and all of the local flavors that make communities in Ross County special!