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

The Village of Van Buren

 
 
The Village of Van Buren Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 13, 2010
1. The Village of Van Buren Marker (Side A)
Inscription.
Side A:
The Village of Van Buren was laid out December 28, 1833, by John Trout and George Ensminger on the boundary of Portage and Cass Townships. It was comprised of 53 lots surrounding a public square, and was named in honor of Martin Van Buren, a prominent national figure (8th President, 1837-41). The village was incorporated in 1866 and Daniel Frick was elected the first mayor.

Side B:
The first school was built in 1836, a log cabin one mile west of Van Buren. The first post office was established in 1837. By 1870, the village had a population of 157. The Toledo, Columbus, and Southern Railroad was completed through Van Buren in 1883. Allen Township was the last township erected in Hancock County. Organized in June, 1850, it was composed of the west side of Cass and the east side of Portage townships. Named in honor of General Ethan Allen, it contains an area of 24 square miles.
 
Erected 1981 by Historic Preservation Guild of Hancock County, Van Buren Lions Club, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 7-32.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 8.329′ N, 83° 
The Village of Van Buren Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 13, 2010
2. The Village of Van Buren Marker (Side B)
38.977′ W. Marker is in Van Buren, Ohio, in Hancock County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Market Street (Ohio Route 613), on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is on the NW quadrant of the village square, just south of the shelter. Marker is in this post office area: Van Buren OH 45889, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North Baltimore / Community Firsts (approx. 3.4 miles away); Findlay College (approx. 5.9 miles away); The University of Findlay (approx. 5.9 miles away); The Great Karg Gas Well January 20 1886 (approx. 6.6 miles away); Hull's Army (approx. 6.7 miles away); Veterans Memorial Flagpole (approx. 6.7 miles away); Riverside Park / Old Mill Stream (approx. 6.7 miles away); Site of Fort Findlay (approx. 6.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Martin Van Buren. (Submitted on March 27, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Martin Van Buren. (Submitted on March 27, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Van Buren State Park. (Submitted on March 27, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
The Village of Van Buren Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 13, 2010
3. The Village of Van Buren Marker
Looking SW toward post office.
The Village of Van Buren Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, July 14, 2012
4. The Village of Van Buren Marker
Photo looking southeast shows Market Street as SR 613.
Van Buren Post Office image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 13, 2010
5. Van Buren Post Office
The Village of Van Buren Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, July 14, 2012
6. The Village of Van Buren Marker
A small pavilion stands north of the marker (looking NNE at Main Street).
The Village of Van Buren Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, July 14, 2012
7. The Village of Van Buren Marker
Plaque on the nearby pavilion in Van Buren, honoring Eugene Ensman. Mr. Ensman (1914 - 1974) was an explorer advisor for Troop 13 in Van Buren. The plaque reads:
Presented to the
Village of Van Buren
in memory of
Eugene Ensman
by Scout Troop 313
1976
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 27, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 635 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 27, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on July 15, 2012, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.   5. submitted on March 27, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   6, 7. submitted on July 15, 2012, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.
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