Introduction to Perrysburg, Ohio
Perrysburg, Ohio, in Wood county, is 8 miles SW of Toledo, Ohio. The city is considered part of the Toledo metropolitan area. Perrysburg has a population of 16,945.
The construction of Fort Meigs is considered to be the starting point of the development of Perrysburg. In February 1813, following the war of 1812, soldiers began building this fort which is the largest wooden walled fortification in North America. The community got its name from the naval commander, Oliver Hazard Perry, during the War of 1812. Perrysburg was surveyed and platted on April 26, 1816, and soon after became a center for shipbuilding and commerce. In 1854, a cholera epidemic led to more than 100 deaths in the region and the city was almost shut down for 2 months.
Perrysburg and nearby Attractions
- Way Public Library
- Toledo Museum of Art
- Fallen Timbers
- Saint Rose Catholic Church
- Toledo Zoo
- Riverside Park
Things To Do In Perrysburg
While in Perrysburg, one can visit the historic sites and museums nearby like the Toledo Museum of Art, the Fort Meigs, and the memorial site of the 1794 Battle of Fallen Timbers. The Center of Science & Industry has some interesting exhibits on sports, engineering, medicine, and water works. The churches and cemeteries around the city are worth visiting too. There are a number of parks that provide recreational facilities for both adults and children. Also, one can plan a day trip to the Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, the Toledo Zoo, and the Toledo Botanical Garden.
Toledo Express Airport is nearby.
Perrysburg Higher Education
For higher education, students can enroll at the Owens Community College-Toledo Campus, the University of Toledo, and the Bowling Green State University-Main Campus.