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Defiance County, Ohio

US county information
NameDefiance County
StateOhio
SeatDefiance
Largest cityDefiance
US Area
Total Area414 sq mi (1072.3 km2)
Land Area411 sq mi (1064.5 km2)
Water Area3 sq mi (7.8 km2)
Population39500 (2000)
Density37.1/km2 (96/sq mi)
FoundedApril 7, 1845
Named forFort Defiance
Time zoneEastern
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4: -5/-4

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Defiance County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of 2010, the population was 39,037. Its county seat is Defiance . It was named after an early Army fortification, Fort Defiance, which was named that by Mad Anthony Wayne to signify the settler's "defiance" of the Indians.

The Defiance Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Defiance County.


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