Rossford


Rossford is an ideal destination for discovery as you explore its quaint downtown, and its historic surroundings. Spend an afternoon at the marina, a day at one of the many events at the Bass Pro Shop, take a tour back in time at the Edward Ford Memorial, try your luck at the new Hollywood Casino, or enjoy a day of retail therapy.

Tours and Itineraries

Tour Groups we invite you to join us in Rossford, Ohio:  Let us build a guided or self-guided itinerary to suit your interests - historical, shopping, gambling, recreation or a natural environment - we will provide the plan to help you get the most out of your visit. Perfect for motor coach bus tours, or the casual weekend visitor.

The Founding of Rossford

Rossford was founded by Edward Ford of the Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company.  In 1898, Ford purchased 173 acres 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 old Ford Club in memory of the foundation of the town.