Defiance County has a long history of change and growth. It is currently composed of twelve townships, Adams, Defiance , Delaware, Farmer, Hicksville, Highland, Mark, Milford, Noble , Richland, Tiffin and Washington covering 412 square miles. Defiance County includes three incorporated villages, Hicksville , Ney and Sherwood, and the City of Defiance. There are also a number of unincorporated areas.
Today, Defiance County offers a variety of cultural opportunities from its large, enclosed shopping and strip malls to the many quaint family-owned specialty shops. People come from all over the United States and Canada to enjoy the pleasant rural rolling farm land setting. From the rivers and waterways to the many church and community festivals, Defiance County offers a great family environment for residents and visitors alike.