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The Village of Antwerp, Ohio is a small close knit community of approximately 1,700 residents.  The Village is located in the Northwest corner of Paulding County.  The Indiana State Border is located just a few miles west of the corporation limits.  The Village was incorporated on August 6, 1864 and was built on and around the Wabash and Erie Canal and along the Maumee River.. Remnants of the canal remain visible today on E. Canal Street. 

 

Antwerp is now just a short commute to shopping malls, colleges, universities, entertainment and sporting events in the Fort Wayne, Indiana area.  In the fall of 2009 the new U.S. 24 Road Improvement was completed.  With a full interchange located on the southern corporation limits, residents will be able to travel a new four lane highway to Toledo, Ohio to the east and Fort Wayne, Indiana to the west.  Additionally Interstate 69 located in Fort Wayne, Indiana enables the public to access Indianapolis and all of the Midwest to Ontario, Canada to the Northeast.

 

The Community of Antwerp reflects a comfortable and relaxed way of life.  With an excellent school system featuring a new K through 12 school building, two new subdivisions under construction with the planned development of 86 new building lots, the village is primed for growth.

 

The Village has two parks to enjoy;  Riverside Memorial Park located on E. River Street which sits along the Maumee River with pedestrian access to the river.  The park itself is shaded by giant oak and walnut trees. The park is also the site of our Civil War Soldier Statue.  This Statue and memorial tablets honoring Antwerp servicemen and women has recently been renovated with a new location in the park that was completed in May 2010.  In 2005 a new play station was built by the efforts of The Friends of the Park Committee.  There are five shelter houses, restrooms and picnic tables.  Village Green Park is located next to Village Hall on N. Main Street.  The park area is landscaped with a pergola and tennis court.

 

Many local organizations, such as, the Antwerp Chamber of Commerce, Antwerp Community Development Corporation, Antwerp Rotary, Antwerp Ball Association etc., sponsor summer festivals, summer baseball and softball leagues, parades and car shows. There are other clubs and service organizations that provide many hours of service to the community.

 

Northwest Ohio, including the Antwerp area, is known for its excellent whitetail deer hunting which includes primitive, bow and shotgun.  Additionally, pheasant, turkey, rabbit and squirrel hunting seasons are available during different times of the year.  Fishing and boating are available on the Maumee River in the Village of Antwerp.  Numerous lakes and rivers in the surrounding area provide a fisherman’s delight, all within an hour or less from Antwerp.  A new 18 acre pond has been created as a result of the new highway improvement and this pond will be stocked with fish and open to the public.

 

 

 
  Village of Antwerp Office: 118 N. Main Street  •  PO Box 1046  •  Antwerp, Ohio 45813  •  Phone: (419) 258-2371  •  Fax (419) 258-1564
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