New Hancock County Judicial Center Building Has Name

The new Hancock County Judicial Center Building is being named after a longtime judge for the Probate and Juvenile Court.

The new facility will be named the Allan H. Davis Judicial Center.

The new three-story, 47,000 square foot building (rendering below) will be home to Probate and Juvenile Court, which are currently located in a building just east of that location.

Construction is progressing on the new building at 209 West Main Cross Street in Findlay, next to the post office. It’s anticipated to be finished in November.

The following information about Judge Davis is from the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation which oversees the Allan H. Davis Fund.

A native of Findlay, Judge Davis graduated from Findlay High School in 1961. After graduating from Bowling Green State University and Ohio Northern University College of Law, Judge Davis began his legal practice with the firm formerly known as Oxley, Davis, Oxley in 1968 in Findlay. He worked for the firm until he began his career as a judge for the Probate and Juvenile Court.

Judge Davis served as the chairperson for the L. Dale Dorney fund of The Cleveland Foundation until 1997 and now served as a member of The Community Foundation’s Finance and Investment Committee.

Judge Davis established this fund as a donor advised fund to support his charitable giving.​ After his passing, he requested that the fund be used by the Foundation to support its responsive grantmaking.