Defiance, the county seat of Defiance County, is located in nothern Ohio, roughly 50 miles outside of Toledo.
The city stands upon the location of the historically significant Fort Defiance (from which the city takes its name). This fort, built in 1794, played active roles in the Battle of Fallen Timbers as well as the War of 1812 and was considered to be one of the strongest forts of its time. This clearly makes Defiance a necessarily stop for any fan of American history. However, that is not the city's only claim to fame.
Defiance is also home to Defiance College. Originally founded as a female seminary in 1850, this institution is now a co-educational, liberal arts college. Seated upon a beautiful campus of 150 acres, Defiance College boasts a student to faculty ratio of 13:1 and an 89% job/graduate school placement after graduation.