Introduction to Rossford, Ohio
Rossford, Ohio, in Wood county, is 3 miles S of Toledo, Ohio. The city is part of the Toledo metropolitan statistical area.
The city of Rossford was founded by Edward Ford, who owned the Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company. In 1898, Ford bought 173 acres around the Maumee River and built the Edward Ford Plate Glass Company. Slowly workers came to work in the factory and to live in the town. Ford named the area Rossford, by combining his name with the last name of Caroline Ross, his second wife.
Rossford and Nearby Attractions
- Toledo Museum of Art
- Fallen Timbers
- Maumee Bay State Park
- Toledo Zoo
- Schedel Arboretum and Gardens
- Toledo Botanical Garden
Things To Do In Rossford
There are several museums near Rossford including the Toledo Museum of Art and COSI (Center of Science & Industry). Canal boat rides may be enjoyed at the Providence Metropark. Secor Metropark, Mary Jane Thurston State Park, Pearson Metropark and Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge are several parks nearby. A trip may be planned to the Toledo Zoo, which is a popular attraction in the area.
Air transportation is available from Detroit Metropolitan International Airport.
Rossford Higher Education
University Of Toledo, Owens Community College and Bowling Green State University are located near the city of Rossford.