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Ohio City in Van Wert County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Site of the First Automobile Wreck

 
 
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By Michael Baker
1. Site of the First Automobile Wreck Marker
Inscription.  First successful automobile built here by John W. Lambert in 1891. Site of the first automobile wreck.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
 
Location. 40° 46.29′ N, 84° 37.003′ W. Marker is in Ohio City, Ohio, in Van Wert County. Marker is at the intersection of West Carmean Street and Liberty Street, on the right when traveling west on West Carmean Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ohio City OH 45874, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Successful Automobile (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ohio City Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Rockford Veterans Memorial (approx. 5˝ miles away); Hedges Memorial Park (approx. 5.6 miles away); History of Anthony Shane (approx. 5.8 miles away); Locating, Moving, and Restoration of the Anthony Shane Log House (approx. 5.8 miles away); Hoghe Road Bridge (approx. 6 miles away); Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Monument (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ohio City.
 
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By Michael Baker
2. Site of the First Automobile Wreck Marker
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 John W. Lambert - Ohio History Central. (Submitted on April 11, 2018, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2018, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 10, 2018, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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