The Village of Rockford


Rockford, originally founded as Shane’s Crossing in 1820 by Anthony Shane, a French Ottawa Indian, is the oldest village in Mercer County. It is located in the rich agricultural area of northwest Ohio bordering the Indiana stateline.

Rockford’s standard of living, community pride and solid work ethic make it especially attractive as a place to live and do business. It offers a quality educational system, and an overall low cost of living.

The central location and Midwestern roots give it a unique social and cultural awareness that makes it a special place to live and work.

Did You Know? Rockford...
  • water towerwas the first town in the county to have street lights.
  • once had a power plant, airport and opera house.
  • started a Main Street reconstruction project in 1999.
  • installed a new water tower in 2000.
  • constructed a new K-12 school building in 2006.
  • has over 6,000 vehicles travel through the village each day.
  • has an old log home, believed to be the home of founder, Anthony Shane, that is now a historical site.

Village Office

The Village of Rockford

151 East Columbia Street
PO Box 282
Rockford, Ohio 45882

Phone: (419) 363-3032
Fax: (419) 363-2395

Office / Museum Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Fridays: 8 am - 3:30 pm
Museum by appointment on Saturdays and Sundays
*subject to change!

Quick Stats

Population: 1,120
Ethnicity: 96.3% White, 2.5% Hispanic or Latino,
0.5% African American, 0.3% Asian, 1.4% Other
Average age: 41.5
Average Household Size: 2.4 people
Median Household Income: $40,600
Median Home Cost: $77,800