Waterville is located in northwestern Ohio in Lucas County
about 15 miles south of Toledo
, Maumee Bay
and Lake Erie
on the banks of the Maumee River
Though pioneers had called the area home since 1817, it wasn't until 1830 that John Pray laid out the village and began drawing a plat map. Waterville is the second oldest plat in the county. The original plat consisted of 50 lots and the area where the former Waterville Elementary School now stands was designated as the public square, where the townspeople tethered their cows to graze. The village was incorporated some 50 years later.
Mary Jane Thurston State Park lies just 10 miles southwest of town for those that enjoy the outdoor life. In addition, the town puts on the Roche de Boeuf Festival in late September. The festival's theme is derived from the French for "Rock of the Ox." It refers to a rock formation in the Maumee River which French-speaking settlers thought resembled a buffalo. Fallen Timbers Fairways provides 18 holes of golf to the public.
Sports and Sporting Events Pirate Sportfishing Charters |
Transportation Toledo, Lake Erie, and Western Railroad |
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Tri-state Bluegrass Festival Kendallville IN May24-27 The goal that the board of directors has tried to achieve at these festivals is to provide high quality and a variety of entertainment in a family oriented atmosphere that encourages jamming.
New Haven Canal Days Festival New Haven IN June4-8 The NHCD Festival Committee, which consists of a team of dedicated volunteers, community leaders, civic organizations, businesses, churches, and residents, have been working hard all year long to bring quality events to our community that will entertain the entire family.
Willkommen zum Germanfest Fort Wayne IN June2-9 Festival events located throughout Fort Wayne, Allen County, and northeast Indiana.
Cook's Calf Day Celebration Wolcottville IN June15 Enjoy a day of family fun where the food's delicious, the music's great, and the buffalo still roam. It's all at our annual Calf Day Celebration! You can hitch a free wagon ride to see and feed buffalo, learn how buffalo hair is spun, watch as smoked bison jerky is made over an open fire, interact with Native Chief Harry and bite into a tasty buffalo burger and other concession food.
Turtle Days Churubusco IN June19-22 The four day festival will be filled with contests, vendors, concessions, music, games, rides, fireworks, and many activities for the whole family.
Italian American Summer Festival Berea OH June28-30 Bocce tournament, dancing with live entertainment at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds.