The city of Perrysburg is named after Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, who served our country during the War of 1812 and helped to defeat British forces in the Battle of Lake Erie. Shortly after this battle, Perrysburg, Ohio was platted by the Federal Government in 1816.
True to its beginnings as an area of historical significance, Perrysburg has maintained a historic residential district,in which nearly every major residential architectural style and many commercial architectural styles that were popular in the nation from 1830-1940 can be found. Beyond the historic residential district broad streets, landscaped yards, mature trees, and public parks give the city a diversified architecture that helps Perrysburg maintain its special charm. Additionally, the city is annually recognized as a TreeCity USA, which further shows Perrysburg’s commitment to maintaining an excellent environment for families and businesses.
Fort Meigs State Memorial Park, located on State Route 65, is the largest reconstructed wooden-walled fortification in North America. The fort was originally completed in 1830 by General William Henry Harrison and became a focal point in the War of 1812. Major restoration work was completed on the Fort in 2004, and today the fort is host to numerous historic battle reenactments andcontinues to provide residents and visitors with dazzling views from its bluff overlooking the Maumee River.
Perrysburg has become a city of nearly 20,000 residents in the almost 200 years since its start. The Perrysburg public school system is considered one of the finest in Ohio and consistently maintains superior academic standards. Additionally, Perrysburg is just minutes away from several major colleges/universities: Bowling Green State University , Lourdes College, Medical University of Ohio Owens Community College, and The University of Toledo.
11 parks consisting of over 180 acres provides a wealth of options for recreation enthusiasts. Perrysburg parks include soccer fields, baseball and softball diamonds, playgrounds, and walking and jogging tracks, which are sure to provide entertainment for children and adults alike. Additionally, the Municipal Park, located in central Perrysburg, was recently renovated to include a new swimming/wading pool with slides and diving boards, new baseball/softball diamonds, and a renovated tennis court. The city’s summer recreation program along with the Perrysburg Area YMCA provides an abundance of options for outdoor activities, exercise, swimming, and other recreational activities.
Perrysburg is the perfect place to live, or even just visit, with its abundance of options for entertainment. Levis Commons, which opened in 2005, is the region’s premier master planned community with open-air lifestyle shopping, fine dining, movie theatres, entertainment, and an urban lifestyle of apartments, townhouses and homes. Residents and visitors can also expect entertainment from the Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra, a community-based semi-professional orchestra that provides several concerts throughout the year, or they can visit the 577 Foundation, a historic home and grounds with bird blind, geodesic biodome, riverwalk, gardens, log cabin, and pottery workshop.
Whether you’re moving in, or just passing through, you’re sure to find plenty to do in Perrysburg, Ohio.
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