DescriptionGen. Anthony Wayne chose a location in the Maumee Valley for Fort Defiance, which he built in 1794. The site of the fort is marked by plaques and stones in the Defiance city park. Old earthworks are visible. Other marked historic sites in Defiance include Fort Winchester, built in 1812 by Gen. William Henry Harrison; the 1650 French Mission in Kingsbury Park; the 1811-28 Johnny Appleseed Nursery; and the birthplace of Ottawa Indian Chief Pontiac.
Visitor InfoDefiance Development and Visitors Bureau 325 Clinton St. DEFIANCE, OH 43512. Phone:(419)782-0739
ShoppingNorthtowne Mall, at 1500 N. Clinton St., features Elder-Beerman, JCPenney, Marshalls and Sears.