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Henry County is blessed with abundant natural resources. It is a large county covering over 416 square miles of fertile farm ground, and is sprinkled with a multitude of wooded areas. Its population of 29,000 is not large, but the people can best be described as friendly, hardworking and possessing solid values. This tranquil rural setting is centrally located to large cities (such as Toledo, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland and Columbus). A 45-minute to two-and-a-half hour drive will provide access to all of the offerings of big city life while providing a comfortable, relaxed home base to return to after your travels.
The development of the “Fort to Port” U.S. 24 expansion project, which will expand the main travel artery through NW Ohio (U.S. Route 24) to a four-lane expressway from Ft. Wayne, Indiana to Toledo, Ohio, will make any transportation quick, safe and efficient. The project is set to begin construction in 2006-2007 between Napoleon and Defiance. Napoleon already features four-lane access for six miles along its northern borders and is the starting gate for “Fort to Port.” Come take advantage of our available properties with direct access and affordable space.
The Maumee River slices diagonally through the county, and is part of the largest river system flowing into the Great Lakes. While it has provided much to life in Henry County in the past, it is still reaching its full potential as a natural resource asset. The Maumee River is one of Ohio’s 11 “Scenic Rivers.” It also wears the prestigious title of “Ohio State Recreational River.” Find out more at http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/watercraft/destinations/default.htm. The Maumee is known throughout the Midwest as a must for paddlers, kayakers, skiers and float boat enthusiasts. Where else in Ohio’s heartland can you travel by pleasure watercraft in one general direction for 20 miles and remain within the borders of one county?
The City of Napoleon, the county seat of Henry County, lies along one of the many bends and curves of the Maumee River. It is home to one of the most eye-catching county courthouses in the Midwest. The Henry County Courthouse can be spotted miles away as you approach this bustling community of 9,300, and the beautifully renovated and maintained structure has been a pillar of guidance to its citizens for more than 120 years. It is the focus of great pride from residents throughout the county. Originally built in 1832, it was destroyed by fires in 1847 and 1879. The current 1880 structure is a study in 19th Century architecture and features local materials and design that will take you back in time and amaze you to this day.