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Adams County Travel and Visitors Bureau
Main Contact: Tom Cross, Executive Director
Phone: 937-544-5639
Toll-Free: 1-877-ADAMS-OH (1-877-232-6764)
Hours: Monday - Friday 9 AM - 4 PM
E-mail: info@adamscountytravel.org
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Adams County Travel and Visitors Bureau

509 E Main St - At the Welcome Center in West Union
West Union, OH 45693

The Adams County Travel and Visitors Bureau is responsible for promoting tourism as a means to further economic opportunities for county residents. The office annually produces a Visitors Guide and continually updates their website located at www.adamscountytravel.org .  Additionally the office promotes county tourism through magazine articles, radio shows, trade shows, paid advertising, and many other means. In 2010, the Travel and Visitors Bureau took on the responsibility of organizing the popular Adams County Amish Bird Symposium. The office is funded through bed tax dollars, and is organized as a separate non-profit (501c(3)) organization.

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Adams County Area Agency on Aging
Phone: 937-544-0235
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
E-mail: info@aaa7.org
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Adams County Area Agency on Aging

State Route 41
West Union, OH 45693

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Adams County Bureau Of Motor Vehicles
Phone: 937-544-5115
Hours: 8:00-5:00 Mon - Fri, 8:00-noon Saturday
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Adams County Bureau Of Motor Vehicles

33 Logans Lane
West Union, OH 45693-1143

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Adams County Chamber of Commerce
Main Contact: Holly Johnson, Director
Phone: (937) 544-5151
Fax: (937) 544-5939
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
E-mail: Holly.Johnson@adamscountyoh.gov
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Adams County Chamber of Commerce

215 North Cross Street; Suite 101
West Union, OH 45693

The mission of the Adams County Chamber of Commerce is to enrich and support the business community. 


This will be accomplished by:

  • Providing strategic leadership, tools and resources for business success;
  • Supporting planned, sustainable development and continuing economic growth; and Advocating and promoting the interest of business.

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Adams County Enterprise Center
Main Contact: Russ Brewer, Coordinator
Phone: 937-695-9002
Toll-Free: 800-628-7722
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
E-mail: rbrewer@sscc.edu
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Adams County Enterprise Center

2035 Tri-County Road
Winchester, OH 45697

The Enterprise Center of Southern State serves as an entrepreneur and small business support center. The center is staffed by a Certified Business Advisor® and offers FREE consulting and referral services to pre-venture, start-up or existing businesses.

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Emergency Management Agency
Main Contact: Karen Sapp, Director
Phone: 937-544-8251
Fax: 937-5448251
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
E-mail: adamsema1@yahoo.com

31 Logans Lane
West Union, OH 45693

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GIS - Geographic Information System Mapping
Main Contact: Angelena Newman, Director
Phone: 937-544-8757
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
E-mail: Angelena.Newman@adamscountyoh.gov

110 W. Main Street Room 55
West Union, OH 45693

Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer-based tool that is used to create a vast database of information compiled from various county agencies to build maps and track information. GIS is an essential instrument in building a united government.

The Adams Soil and Water Conservation District GIS office is committed to coordinating with and supporting all Adams County offices in an effort to maximize the use and availability of this versatile tool.


Contact information:  Angelena Newman, GIS Coordinator 




Earth Resources Information Network (ERIN) is an evolving network of tools that facilitate inclusion of Ohio’s soil, water and natural resource data into private and public land use decisions.


ERIN provides this data in a single location, with a simple format and in conjunction with powerful analysis toolsAnalysis tools include measure, selection, and terrain analysis tools. Maps can be customized with text, images and shapes.  Work created while using the ERIN GIS can be saved or shared with others.


The "dig" and "survey" reports can get you soils, floodplain, DRASTIC, census and much more information quicker than you can get a cup of coffee! Simply visit OhioERIN.com and click on the "dig and survey reports". The "before you start" video will give you a 3 minute tutorial on creating these reports.


ERIN is brought to you by the Adams Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and the Ohio Division of Soil and Water Resources.

  E.R.I. N. Link:       http://ohiodnr.com/tabid/23134/Default.aspx

For access to the new parcel layer please visit adamscountyauditor.org The new maps are available on the parcel information page in the upper right hand corner. 

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Job and Family Services
Main Contact: Angie Richmond, Director
Phone: 937-544-2371
Fax: 937-544-5406
Toll-Free: 800-840-5711
Hours: M-Th 7-4:00pm, Fri 7-11am, * Does not close for lunch
E-mail: ADAMS_COUNTY_JFS@jfs.ohio.gov

482 Rice Drive, P.O. Box 386
West Union, OH 45693

The Adams County Department of Job and Family Services offers help with Cash Assistance (OWF), child care, child support, food assistance, health care (Medicaid), work support services through the Prevention, Retention, and Contingency (PRC) program, disability assistance, Learning, Earning, and Parenting (LEAP) services for teenage parents, adult protective services, and Medicaid transportation (NET).

You can apply on line anytime at http://jfs.ohio.gov/OFam/index.stm or fill out a "Request for Cash, Food, and Medical Assistance" (JFS7200) form and submit to the county agency.

FNS Nondiscrimination Statement


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint filing cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.

To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)   mail:       U.S. Department of Agriculture

                      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

                      1400 Independence Avenue, SW

                      Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

(2)   fax:          (202) 690-7442; or

(3)   email:    program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.    

To get Child Support case information instantly go to: http://jfs.ohio.gov/OCS

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OSU Extension Adams County
Phone: 937-544-2339
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (closed 12:00-12:30 for lunch)
E-mail: rowe.316@osu.edu
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OSU Extension Adams County

215 North Cross Street Room 104
West Union, OH 45693

OSU Extension Adams County extends the resources and knowledge base of The Ohio State University to the residents of Adams County. Extension conducts programs in four major areas: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, Community Development, and 4-H Youth Development. Adams County is part of the ten-county Ohio Valley Extension Education and Research Area, which also includes Brown, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Scioto, Ross, and Vinton counties.

More about Adams County 4-H: About 700 youth ages 5 and in kindergarten through age 18 belong to one or more of the county’s 30 community based 4-H clubs. These clubs are led by more than 135 adult advisors. 4-H members develop project skills and knowledge and develop life skills such as leadership and citizenship. Most clubs conduct one or more community service projects annually. The highlight of the year for many members is the opportunity to exhibit their projects at the Adams County Fair.

Extension staff includes Kristy Watters, County Extension Director and Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development; David Dugan, Extension Educator, Ag and Natural Resources;Marsha McCormick, SNAP-Ed Program Assistant; Anna Adams, SNAP-Ed Program Assistant; Rachel Burcham, Program Assistant 4-H Tech Wizards; and Barbie Rowe, Office Associate.


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Soil & Water Conservation District
Main Contact: Anita Conaway, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 937-544-1010
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
E-mail: conaway.adams.swcd@live.com
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Soil & Water Conservation District

807 NE Main St Suite B
West Union, OH 45693

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Veterans Services
Main Contact: Russell Todd, Jr., CVSO
Phone: 937-544-7857
Fax: 937-544-1354
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
E-mail: russell.todd@adamscountyoh.gov

10835 State Route 41
West Union, OH 45693

Are you a veteran living in Ohio?

Then you may be eligible for educational,  employment, financial, health care, home loans,  and many other benefits. The best way to get  connected to your veterans benefits is to visit  your county veterans service office.

Ohio's 88 county veterans service offices are  trained to advise you about available benefits and help you apply for these benefits.


Commission Members

  • William Conn- Pres., DAV
  • Garry Mitchell - Vice Pres., AMVETS
  • Terry Himes -  VFW
  •  Marvin Green - Secretary, Marine Corps League 
  • Gerald Naylor - AL
  • Russell Todd, Jr. - Transportation Coordinator
  • Need more info? Visit the Ohio Dept. of Veterans Services at dvs.ohio.gov or call 1-877-OHIO-VET (1-877-644-6838).

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Waste & Recycling Station & Drop off Boxes
Phone: 937-544-2650
Hours: M T Th F 9am-4pm, Sat 9am-2pm, Closed Wednesday.

95 Trefz Road - Waste & Recycling Station
West Union, OH 45693

The Adams Waste and Recycling Center (AWAR) on 95 Trefz Road is a transfer station where residents can drop off their waste for a nominal fee and sell recyclables, non-ferrous metals, and some auto parts. Buy-back recycling payment rates are variable due to market dependency. 

•Materials we pay for – aluminum cans, scrap aluminum, copper brass, batteries, radiators, lead, alternators, starters, and more.

•Materials we take on donation – paper & cardboard, plastic bottles, glass bottles, steel, appliances, computers

•Other … Garbage is accepted for a fee of .08 per pound, and tires are accepted for fees (based on tire size) starting at $2.00 per tire.

Community Drop off Boxes – Community recycling boxes accept the following materials, and are available 24/7. Please wash all containers and throw away lids.

•Paper & Cardboard (newspapers,magazines, catalogs,office paper, junk mail, books,flattened cardboard boxes, cereal boxes, cracker boxes)
•Glass bottles
•Steel food cans
•Plastic bottles, jars & jugs
•Aluminum cans

Adams County recycling drop off box locations:
Adams County Engineers Garage ...11390 St. Rt. 41, West Union

Adams County Waste & Recycling ...... 95 Trefz Rd., West Union

Blue Creek…… Jefferson Twp. Fire Department, 9060 Blue Creek Rd.

Courthouse Square........... behind 116 W. Mulberry, West Union

Manchester...........................27 East 4th St., behind the library

Manchester High School ...........130 Wayne Fry Dr., Manchester

North Adams Elementary..................2295 Moores Rd., Seaman

Peebles Community Center .........34 South Nixon Ave., Peebles

Peebles Elementary School...... 700 Peebles Indian Dr., Peebles

Wayne Twp. Fire Department.......14815 St. Rt. 136, Cherry Fork

West Union Elementary School..........555 Lloyd Rd., West Union

Winchester ...... just past S&S Dairy Bar at 2033 Tri County Hwy

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