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County Information
Wood County was founded on April 1, 1820 and named in honor of Captain Eleazer Darby Wood, an engineer in the War of 1812 who built Fort Meigs.
The early Wood County area was home of many Indian tribes including the Ottawa, Shawnee, and Miami. The territory was originally part of territory set aside for Ohio's Native Americans by the Treaty of Greenville.

Great Black Swamp

Once part of the "Great Black Swamp", it was dark, mucky wetlands that stretched from the western end of Lake Erie to northeastern Indiana. When settlers drained the land in the mid-to-late 1800s, they discovered some of the most agriculturally productive soil in the country. With the migration westward, people sought out the rich, fertile land in Ohio for farming.


The late 1800's brought the discovery of natural gas and oil resources in the county putting Wood County on the map and helping to increase the population growth. Perrysburg was the original county seat, established in 1823. Founded in 1834, Bowling Green became the county seat. At one time Wood County's boundaries extended up to a portion of Michigan until a boundary dispute between Ohio and Michigan in 1835 which led to the county's northern most boundary being pushed back to the Maumee River. In Bowling Green you will find many resourceful jewels including the Wood County Infirmary Museum, Wood County District Public Library, Center for Archival Collections at the Bowling Green State University, and many more.


The county seat is Bowling Green
Main Street, Bowling Green, Ohio
Main Street, looking north from Wooster Street, Bowling Green

Cities
Bowling Green * Fostoria * Northwood * Perrysburg * Rossford

Villages

Bairdstown * Bloomdale * Bradner * Custar * Cygnet * Grand Rapids * Haskins * Hoytville
Jerry City * Luckey * Millbury * Milton Center * North Baltimore * Pemberville * Portage
Risingsun * Tontogany * Walbridge * Wayne * West Millgrove * Weston


Unincorporated Communities
Bates * Bays * Blake * Bloom Center * Christy * Cloverdale * Denver * Digby * Dowling
Ducat * Dunbridge * Eagleville * Five Points * Galatea * Hammansburg * Hull Prairie * Latcha * Lemoyne
Lime City * Mermill * Moline * Mungen * New Rochester * Otsego * Perry Center * Roachton * Rudolph
Scotch Ridge * Six Points * Stanley * Stony Ridge * Sugar Ridge * Trombley * Wingston * Woodside

Townships
Bloom * Center * Freedom * Grand Rapids * Henry * Jackson * Lake * Liberty * Middleton
Milton * Montgomery * Perry * Perrysburg * Plain * Portage * Troy * Washington
Webster * Weston
Defunct Townships:
Ross; Fort Meigs

Online Data

Church Histories / Records

County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Sept 2013: 1840 Census of Pensioners
July 2013: HANSON obit
May 2013: EMERY obit
Feb 2013: LOVETT obit
Jan 2013: MYERS obit



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Adjacent Counties
Lucas County (north)
Ottawa County (northeast)
Sandusky County (east)
Seneca County (southeast)
Hancock County (south)
Putnam County (southwest)
Henry County (west)


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