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

First County Library in the United States

1901

 
 
First County Library in the United States Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 5, 2008
1. First County Library in the United States Marker
Inscription. Here stands the first county library in the United States. Given to the people of Van Wert County, by

John Sanford Brumback

In recognition of his gift, this memorial was erected by the Kiwanis Club of Van Wert.
 
Erected 1951 by Kiwanis Club of Van Wert.
 
Location. 40° 52.184′ N, 84° 35.085′ W. Marker is in Van Wert, Ohio, in Van Wert County. Marker is on West Main Street (State Highway 118), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 215 West Main Street, Van Wert OH 45891, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Brumback Library (a few steps from this marker); Van Wert Gazebo (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hoghe Road Bridge (approx. one mile away); Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Monument (approx. 1.2 miles away); Company D, 2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument (approx. 1.2 miles away); Ohio City Civil War Memorial (approx. 6.9 miles away); Killing Spree Ends Here in 1948 (approx. 7.1 miles away); Robert Nesbit (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Van Wert.
 
Also see . . .  A Brief History of the Brumback County Library
The Brumback Library and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 5, 2008
2. The Brumback Library and Marker
. (Submitted on October 14, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 778 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 12, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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