Williams county is the state's northwesternmost and calls Bryan its county seat. The county population on July 1, 1999, was 37,755, an increase of 799 over the 1990 census.
The county, created in 1820, is named in honor of David Williams, a Revolutionary War hero. Williams, along with John Paulding and Isaac Van Wert, helped arrest Maj. John Andre, an accomplice of Benedict Arnold, for his part in the plot to hand over the fort at West Point, New York to the British in 1780.
The quality of the water near Bryan in the early 19th century led to the construction of a great number of fountains--so many in fact that they drew down the water table making the fountains useless. It did retain the nickname "Fountain City", however.
Historic sites around the county include the Kunkle Log House near Kunkle, the Nettle Lake Mound Group near Nettle Lake and the Williams County Courthouse in Bryan.
Other Ohio Counties nearby:
(Defiance) Defiance County
(Wauseon) Fulton County
(Findlay) Hancock County
(Napoleon) Henry County
(Toledo) Lucas County
(Paulding) Paulding County
03/06 Coming to The Bryan area
Redbud Trail Rendezvous Rochester IN April27-28 See living history of frontier Midwest America, historic camps, music and dance of the period, traditional crafts, food cooked over wood fires, blanket trading, tomahawk and muzzle-loading shooting contests. The village has 40 wooden booths, traditional crafts, blanket trading and muzzle loading shooting matches.
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.
Mentone Egg Festival Mentone IN May30-June1 The three-day event features entertainment, games, food, a parade in the downtown area, a play area for kids, and a huge car, truck, motorcycle and tractor show. All entertainment events are free. Flea markets and crafters line the main street in our downtown.
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.
Med Flory Jazz and Blues Festival Logansport IN June7-8 Named for Grammy winning saxophonist and composer, Med Flory, the festival is a celebration of his artistic contributions and America's original art form, jazz music. Eight bands with performers from throughout the midwest and beyond play. You'll hear everything from swing, bebop, big band, RandB, funk, Chicago blues, vocal jazz, and New Orleans style jazz.
Willkommen zum Germanfest Fort Wayne IN June2-9 Festival events located throughout Fort Wayne, Allen County, and northeast Indiana.