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County Information
Founded April 7, 1845
It was named after an early Army fortification, Fort Defiance
The county seat is Defiance.


View of Fort Defiance

FORT DEFIANCE, Defiance, Ohio.
"This view is old Fort Defiance, the lite and earthworks where "Mad Anthony" Wayne in 1794 once stood and said of the fort, "I defy the English, the Indians, and all the devils in hell to take it." Thus was the city of Defiance, the birthplace of Ponlioc, named.
This area includes picnic grounds, swimming pool, and playground at Kingsbury Park. Just east of Defiance is Independence State Park, a favorite site for picnics. Other attractions within the 400 acre state park are fine bass fishing and one of the few perfectly preserved canal locks in Ohio."

From series of "Let's Explore Ohio Scenic Postcards" from SOhio

City:  
Defiance
Villages:  
Hicksville * Ney * Sherwood
Unincorporated communities
Ashwood * Ayersville * Brunersburg * Evansport * Farmer * Independence * Jewell *
Mark * Center * Moats * Rosedale * Six Corners * The Bend

 

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Website Updates:
Feb 2018:  Marriage announcements: WHITNEY - BOUTON, BLAIR - FIELDS, ECKARDT - PREDIGER, LATTY - MCCORMICK, ZIGLER - RATH, SCHALL - BAUDER, DONLEY - TROXEL, FRAKER - LONG, GILTZ - PINGAL, HAMMILL - McFEETERS.  Obits for KARLO, HENDRYX, BIEDE, DUNN, DOWNER, PHELPS, BELL, KITTENRING, BAUMANN, CONRAD

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