Rossford, Ohio - The Crossroads of America
Rossford was founded by Edward Ford of the Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company. In 1898, Ford purchased 173 acres along the Maumee River to build the Edward Ford Plate Glass Company. As workers came to the factory, Ford named the resulting town “Rossford” by combining the last name of his second wife, Caroline Ross, with his. Shortly after the foundation of the plant, Ford built the Ford Club next to the plant so workers could socialize. In 1998, Rossford’s centennial, the town built a memorial next to the old Ford Club in memory of the foundation of the town.
Rossford is an ideal destination for discovery as you explore its quaint downtown, beautiful marina, its crossroads shopping mecca and its historic surroundings.
Rossford is one of five cities in Northwest Ohio’s Wood County. Our Convention and Visitors Bureau works closely with the community to provide you the Midwest hospitality you would expect.
Take in an afternoon at the marina, spend the day at one of the many events at the local Bass Pro Shops, take a tour back in time at the Edward Ford Memorial, or enjoy a day of retail therapy.
Pick your favorite recreational activity time inside or outdoors. Dock at our Marina and picnic in our park. Bowl at either of our two bowling alleys, play soccer, or host a party at the local indoor soccer facility. Bowling, soccer, volleyball, boating and fishing are just a few recreational activities that you can enjoy in Rossford, Ohio!