Defiance County

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Defiance County is named for Fort Defiance which was built by Anthony Wayne.


Created:  April 7, 1845

County Seat:

Defiance  1845 – present


County Courthouse – Defiance 


Location:  221 Clinton Street / Jefferson Avenue

Built:  1870 – 1871

Style:  Italianate and Second Empire

Architect:  J C Johnson of Fremont

Contractor:  Chris Boseker of Fort Wayne, Indiana


Description:  The building faces west and is a three story red brick and stone  structure. The west front has an arch at the first story entrance. The center section projects slightly from the main building as do the the north and south corner sections. The third story is recessed. The building has stone trim along the corners. The roof line is flat.



N – Williams County

E – Henry County

S – Putnam County and Paulding County

W – Allen County, Indiana and DeKalb County, Indiana














Photos taken 2010