Findlay is located in the northwestern part of the state of Ohio and a city and seat of Hancock County. The city sits in Blanchard River and is in the southern part of the city of Toledo. The area was first laid out in 1821 and was then named after a local outpost in the War of 1812 who built the Fort Findlay - Col. James Findlay. The city has a thriving economy that centers on oil and natural gas production. The city held a Gas Jubilee in 1887 and was considered to be one of the most spectacular celebrations that were staged in the city, and the supply of petroleum started to dwindle at the start of the 20th century. The city’s economic activities include the production of rubber tires, automobile parts, heavy machinery, laundry equipment, and many others. Findlay has also been producing limestone and gravel and is a trading center for a region that is fertile for agriculture production. The town’s nickname was made official on May 7, 1974 by the U.S. House of Representatives and Findlay residents wear it with pride to this day. This quaint town boasts convenient access to major highways and multiple airports such as the Toledo Express Airport, which makes it easy to join the many events constantly happening at Findlay’s fairground such as the Winter Fest, Flag City Balloon Fest, Hancock County Fair. Findlay welcomes plenty of tourists visiting the local Glass Heritage Gallery, Toledo Zoo, Hancock Historical Museum, and the Schedel Arboretum and Gardens. The city also offers some of the finest natural recreation in the state at the Oakwoods Nature Preserve, Riverside Park, Litzenberg Memorial Woods, Blue Rock Nature Preserve, and Eagle Creek Park.
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