Introduction to Findlay, Ohio
Findlay, Ohio, in Hancock county, is 43 miles S of Toledo, Ohio.
Findlay derived its name from Fort Findlay. The fort was constructed in 1812 and was named after Col. James Findlay. Joseph Vance of Urbana, Elnathan Cory of New Carlisle and William Neill of Columbus visited Findlay on July 3, 1821 and established a settlement. In 1887, the area was incorporated as a city. Findlay flourished as the oil and natural gas production center during the 1880s.
Findlay and Nearby Attractions
- Riverside Park
- Blue Rock Nature Preserve
- Hancock Historical Museum
- Litzenberg Memorial Woods
- Schedel Arboretum and Gardens
- Toledo Zoo
Things To Do In Findlay
There are several parks and playgrounds in the city of Findlay. These include Bernard Park, Douglas Park, Eagle Creek Park and Riverside Park. You can also visit the Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The Glass Heritage Gallery is nearby.
Air transportation is available from Toledo Express Airport.
Findlay Higher Education
Opportunities for higher education are offered by the University of Findlay, Ohio Northern University, Southern Ohio College and Bowling Green State University.