Rossford, Ohio

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Rossford is a city in Wood County, Ohio, United States, along the Maumee River. The population was 6,406 at the 2000 census. The town includes the intersection of Interstate 75 and the Ohio Turnpike.

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History

Rossford was founded by Edward Ford of the Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company. In 1898, Ford purchased 173 acres (0.70 km2) 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 run-down Ford Club in memory of the foundation of the town. The centennial was marked by a street fair, parade, concert, and several other accommodations.

Geography

Rossford is located at 41°35′37″N 83°34′5″W / 41.59361°N 83.56806°W / 41.59361; -83.56806 (41.593717, -83.568047)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.6 square miles (11.9 km²), of which, 4.3 square miles (11.1 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it (6.32%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 6,406 people, 2,610 households, and 1,743 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,489.7 people per square mile (575.2/km²). There were 2,736 housing units at an average density of 636.2/sq mi (245.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.27% White, 1.28% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.81% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.48% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.69% of the population.

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