Introduction to Napoleon, Ohio
Napoleon, Ohio, in Henry county, is 35 miles SW of Toledo, Ohio. As of the 2000 census, 9,318 people lived in Napoleon.
Set along the Maumee River, Napolean is the county seat of Henry County. It was founded in 1834, and was formally incorporated in 1950. The community is named in honor of Napoleon Bonaparte, and Henry County is named after Patrick Henry.
Napoleon and Nearby Attractions
- Henry County Fairground
- Sauder Farm & Craft Village
- Toledo Museum of Art
- Mary Jane Thurston State Park
- Farnsworth Metropark
- Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
Things To Do In Napoleon
The community celebrates the Henry County Fair in August. Fallen Timbers, a memorial established in remembrance of Major General Anthony Wayne, his troops, and their victory in the battle of 1794, is a well known historic site that is visited. Parks with recreational opportunities include Secor Metropark, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, and Independence Dam State Park. Mary Jane Thurton State Park has a hiking trail, picnic areas, camping grounds, and provisions for fishing and boating. A trip may be planned to Toledo Zoo, but it is some distance from the city.
Fort Wayne International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Napoleon Higher Education
Bowling Green State University, Owens Community College, and University Of Toledo are located nearby.