Welcome to Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio
     – Heart of the Historic Maumee River Valley.

Explore the history of the area by visiting the site of the old French Apple Tree in Pontiac Park where we pay tribute to Johnny Appleseed’s influence. In Canal Park, catch a glimpse of days gone by at the restored Miami and Eric Canal Lock.

Travel down historic Holgate Avenue for a first hand view of the many architectural styles that grace our community including Greek Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne and Colonial Revival.

Spend a day in the surrounding vicinity experiencing the small town feel of the country farms and abundant farmland, continue your experience at one of our inviting shopping centers or beautiful parks. Don’t leave town without spending time in the revitalized Main Street District in our Downtown.
Fulfill your dining pleasures at one of our fine local restaurants, visit the eclectic retailers or join us for an event, find out why we say:

“Defiance, where friend’s families and the rivers meet.”


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Cookbooks on SALE

With over 300 recipes contributed by the community, Where Friends, Families and the Rivers Meet, is a true taste of Defiance.

Cookbooks are on sale at the DDVB office for $15 per book with proceeds going to continue Downtown Revitalization and $5 of the proceeds will benefit Neighbors in Need.

Stop in or call 419-782-0739 to purchase one today.