Designated as a State Heritage Area in 2000, Ohio’s Hill Country Heritage Area has been working to preserve Ohio’s Appalachian culture, environment and history for more than 20 years. We are a community and member-supported non-profit dedicated to sustainable growth and preservation of the assets and stories unique to Appalachian Ohio. Learn more about what we do and why you should support us!



OHCHA is run by a volunteer Governing Board, who work with individuals and organizations around the region to plan and create programs and experiences that continue the efforts originally set out when the 31 County Heritage Area was recognized as an interesting and important historical region. The mission of OHCHA is to facilitate local-driven, sustainable growth of Ohio’s Appalachian communities by Recognizing Inspiring Practices, Creating Authentic Experiences, and Piloting Regional Brands.