Rossford, Ohio

Edward Ford of the Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company founded the great City of Rossford, Ohio.  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 his name with the last name of his second wife, Caroline Ross.

Rossford is easily accessible and noted as the “Crossroads of America” where I-75 meets the Ohio Turnpike Exit 64.   Major attractions in Toledo are only minutes away from Rossford hotels including Hollywood Casino-Toledo, the Toledo Zoo, Toledo Museum of Art, Fifth Third Field, Huntington Center and Imagination Station, to name a few.   Local restaurants, entertainment, and great shopping at Bass Pro Shops, Camping World and your favorite national retailers will make your visit complete.

Ohio Chautauqua 2016 Schedule of Events

Daytime Programs

Rossford Public Library
720 Dixie Hwy
Rossford, Ohio 43460

Programs for youth begin at 10:00 a.m.

Programs for adults begin at 2:00 p.m.

Evening Performances

Rossford Veteran’s Memorial Park and Marina
300 Hannum Avenue
Rossford, Ohio 43460
Performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

Live local music at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 29: Dan Cutler as Chief Cornstalk


Sponsors and partners:












  • Meijer Rossford
  • Costco Perrysburg
  • City of Rossford
  • Rossford Library
  • Rossford Business Association

Rossford 2016 Reader

Click HERE or the image above to download a copy of the Rossford 2016 Chautauqua Reader.

Ohio Chautauqua 2016 Tour


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