Toledo, Ohio, is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and is the county seat of Lucas County. Toledo is in northwest Ohio on the Maumee River, which connects to Lake Erie. The city was founded by United States citizens in 1833 on the west bank of the river and was originally incorporated as part of Wood County, Ohio.
However, in 1837, after the completion of the Miami and Erie Canal, it was re-incorporated as part of Lucas County. Toledo has since become a significant midwestern United States port city and a popular tourist destination.
Toledo is known for its art community, including the Toledo Museum of Art, which houses a large collection of glass art. The city is also home to the Toledo Symphony Orchestra and the Toledo Opera. The University of Toledo, founded in 1873, is the city’s largest institution of higher education. Toledo is also known for its auto industry as the former home of Jeep.