Wood County

Welcome Wood County Homeowners!

Named in honor of a hero from the War of 1812, beautiful Wood County was the site of Fort Meigs, which was built to protect the area from invasion by the British from the north. 77% of the county is still considered ‘cultivated’ land, and the county is Ohio’s number one wheat producer, second in tomato production.  Since 1990, many residents have relocated to the county from neighboring Lucas County to escape the urban problems of Toledo. For this reason, during the decade of the 90’s, the counties’ population expanded by 6.9%, although many Wood County residents, not employed in the agriculture sector, still find work in Toledo.

 

 Wood County

Founded: April 1, 1820  

Area: 617.4 sq mi

Named for: Colonel E.E. Wood, War of 1812

County Seat: Bowling Green City, Ohio

Wood County Profile (from Ohio.gov)

Wood County Official Site

Fun Fact:  In 1886, oil was discovered in North Baltimore (near Bowling Green) which flooded the region with people, new business ventures, and money.  Several of the opulent homes constructed with the oil wealth are still standing, including one which is purported to be the most haunted in the state; unfortunately, the current owners threaten legal action against any publication of its location or details of the home’s violent history. However, a stretch of nearby Euler Road (between Wingston and Potter roads), southwest of Bowling Green, is said to be haunted by an infant hanged by its mother from a tree branch.       

People of note from County: Donalee L. Tabern- inventor; Mark G. Wasylyshyn- current Sheriff;  

Cities: Bowling Green, Fostoria, Northwood, Perrysburg, Rossford

Villages:  Bairdstown, Bloomdale, Bradner, Custar, Cygnet, Haskins, Jerry City, Luckey,  Millbury, Milton Center, North Baltimore, Pemberville, Portage, Risingsun, Tontogany, Wayne, West Millgrove, Weston.

Townships: Bloom, Center, Henry, Lake, Liberty, Middleton, Milton, Plain, Webster.

Other communities: Bates, Ducat, Lime City, Scotch Ridge, Trombley, Woodside.

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