Homes for Sale in Northwood, OH

The City of Northwood is situated in the northeastern corner of Wood County and is part of the Northwest Ohio Maumee River Valley Region.  This area has a relatively flat topography and lake sediment soils that are highly productive.  Swamp forest covered most of the region after a retreat of the glacier, creating an area called the Great Black Swamp, which had a profound impact on the valley, delaying settlement for decades and providing the basis for the present rich soil.

Early French and British trading posts and forts were also located around the edges of the swamp.  By the time white settlers began arriving in any numbers in the early 1700s, several tribes had settled along the Detroit and Maumee Rivers... the Miamis in KeKionga (now Fort Wayne), the Shawnee and Delaware at the confluence of the Auglaize and Maumee Rivers, and the Ottawas along the western Lake Erie shore. There were frequent confrontations between the settlers and Native Americans during this time period.  Pontiac, Chief of the Ottawas and an ally of the French, laid seige to the British fort at Detroit in 1763.  After the Treaty of Paris in 1783 ended the Revolutionary War, tribes inhabiting the area considered the Ohio River as their boundary, but the establishment of the Northwest Territory in 1787 encouraged settlers to pour into the area. 

Northwood can trace its origins to when Wood County's nineteenth commonwealth, Ross Township, was enacted on April 18, 1874.  The commissioners, under authority of the Act, ordered the election of officers to be held at the Coy School House on May 23,1874.  By 1895 the territory, embraced in Ross, had been converted from its wilderness state into a land of orchards, gardens and beautiful farms located near a busy city and in sight of the various railroads that led east and south from Toledo.

In 1898, Edward Ford built a glass factory along the banks of the Maumee River.  This corporation is now known as Pilkington Libbey-Owens-Ford and has factories and offices located around the world.  In 1923 Carl R. Hirzel built a packaging company that canned sauerkraut and tomatos.  This company, with it headquarters in the center of Northwood, is known as Hirzel Canning Company & Farms and has a world-wide distribution of its many products.

The first village to be incorporated in Ross Township was Rossford in 1939. Rossford immediately petitioned the Board of County Commissioners for succession from the rest of the Township.  On August 15, 1940, the Commissioners so ordered that Ross Township be divided into a new township to be known as Rossford Township that would be within the limits of the municipal corporation and the establishment of a separate township to be known as Ross Township, of the balance of said Ross Township outside of the limits of the municipal corporation of Rossford.

A special election was held on September 17, 1940, to elect officers of this new Ross Township.  On October 1, 1940, at the home of W. C. Sickles, the newly elected Township Clerk, George Dalling, was voted by the other two trustees as chairman of their Board.  Mr. Dalling served this community as Chairman of the Board for twenty-two years.

The entire area of Ross Township became incorporated as the Village of Northwood on September 8, 1962.  Larry Brough, editor of the Ross Township News, suggested the name "Northwood" because the village was located in the most northwestern part of Wood County.  George Dalling served as Mayor until his retirement in 1979.

The 1980 Census indicated that the Northwood Village's population had exceeded 5,000 allowing the village to become a "home rule" city.  The voters of the Village of Northwood voted on November 3, 1981 to establish the Charter of the Municipality of Northwood, Ohio. The Village of Northwood officially became the City of Northwood on January 1, 1982, as designated by the State of Ohio.  This new city would have an elected seven member legislative Council, an elected Mayor with executive authority, and an appointed Municipal Administrator directly responsible to the Mayor.

Sources: Historical Record of Wood County, Ohio, Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1897; Ross Township minutes 1940-1961; Charter of the Municipality of Northwood, Ohio; Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor website(http://www.maumeevalleyheritagecorridor.org/); and Hirzel Canning Company & Farms website (http://www.hirzel.com/).


26 Results Days on Site (new to old)
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$169,900 New For Sale
4425 Walbridge Road
Northwood, OH 43619
4 beds, 1.5 baths | Single Family Home
1,987 sq ft; lot: 2.2438 acres
24
$198,500 New For Sale
30286 Bradner Road
Northwood, OH 43619
4 beds, 2.5 baths | Single Family Home
1,889 sq ft; lot: 20900 sq ft
28
$259,900 New Contingent
324 Wolf Creek Court
Northwood, OH 43619
3 beds, 2.5 baths | Single Family Home
2,112 sq ft; lot: 18500 sq ft
12
$142,900 For Sale
3969 Dalling Road
Northwood, OH 43619
4 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,588 sq ft; lot: 12249 sq ft
31
$79,700 For Sale
208 Gardner Avenue
Northwood, OH 43619
2 beds, 1.5 baths | Single Family Home
1,086 sq ft; lot: 3149 sq ft
17
$49,900 For Sale
520 Oregon Road
Northwood, OH 43619
3 beds, 1 bath | Single Family Home
910 sq ft; lot: 11326 sq ft
30
$169,900 For Sale
3878 Ryan Place
Northwood, OH 43619
3 beds, 2.5 baths | Single Family Home
1,664 sq ft; lot: 13891 sq ft
33
$156,900 Contingent
259 Chantilly Rue
Northwood, OH 43619
3 beds, 1.5 baths | Single Family Home
1,427 sq ft; lot: 9074 sq ft
20
$152,900 For Sale
2524 Eden East Drive
Northwood, OH 43619
3 beds, 1.5 baths | Single Family Home
1,911 sq ft; lot: 10019 sq ft
16
$122,500 Contingent
186 Farnstead Drive
Northwood, OH 43619
3 beds, 1.5 baths | Single Family Home
1,508 sq ft; lot: 7200 sq ft
35
$290,000 For Sale
30453 Cedar Valley Drive
Northwood, OH 43619
4 beds, 2 full, 2 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,816 sq ft; lot: 0.9 acres
34
$329,900 Contingent
800 Elk Ridge Road
Northwood, OH 43619
3 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,489 sq ft; lot: 0.5071 acres
21
$109,900 Contingent
2424 Rochester Place
Northwood, OH 43619
3 beds, 1 bath | Single Family Home
1,008 sq ft; lot: 4282 sq ft
24
$159,900 Contingent
427 Bradner Road
Northwood, OH 43619
2 beds, 1 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,456 sq ft; lot: 1.51 acres
36
$124,000 For Sale
1940 E Broadway Street
Northwood, OH 43619
Multi Family Home
0.5 acres
16
$94,900 Contingent
1830 S Coy
Northwood, OH 43619
2 beds, 1 bath | Single Family Home
1,018 sq ft; lot: 0.53 acres
24
$189,900 Contingent
4949 Curtice Road
Northwood, OH 43619
3 beds, 1 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,445 sq ft; lot: 0.6457 acres
36
$245,000 Contingent
1860 E Freedom Drive
Northwood, OH 43619
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,619 sq ft; lot: 0.6 acres
32
$269,000 Contingent
4508 Curtice Road
Northwood, OH 43619
5 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
2,464 sq ft; lot: 1.22 acres
16
$69,000 Contingent
227 Wilson Street
Northwood, OH 43619
3 beds, 1 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,276 sq ft; lot: 10019 sq ft
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