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By Duane Hall, October 1, 2013
The Western Terminus of the Lincoln Highway in Ohio Marker
Ohio (Van Wert County), Convoy — 6-81 — Here Lies Robert Nesbitt / The Western Terminus of the Lincoln Highway in Ohio
(Side One) Here Lies Robert Nesbitt This is the grave site of Robert Nesbitt, an immigrant from Convoy, Ireland who named Convoy, Ohio after his home town. In 2010, the Convoy Community Foundation, Convoy Lions Club, Convoy . . . — Map (db m69040) HM
Ohio (Van Wert County), Convoy — Robert Nesbitb. Dec 1810 d. May 1879
"The Man Who Named Convoy, Ohio" Robert Nesbitt was born in Convoy of Donegal Ireland in December of 1810. Nesbitt emigrated to the United States and moved to Van Wert County in the late 1830's. In 1939, Nesbit(t) purchased 120 acres . . . — Map (db m69041) HM
Ohio (Van Wert County), Delphos — 5-81 — Leslie C. Peltier
A farm boy with a tenth grade education, Leslie Peltier, born near Delphos in 1900, achieved fame as one of the most famous astronomers of the twentieth century. In 1916, he raised $18 dollars by picking 900 quarts of strawberries on his father's . . . — Map (db m117710) HM
Ohio (Van Wert County), Ohio City — First Successful Automobile
First successful automobile built here by John W. Lambert in 1891 Built at this site. — Map (db m116103) HM
Ohio (Van Wert County), Ohio City — Ohio City Civil War Memorial
In memory of our fallen heroes 1861 - 1865 — Map (db m14995) HM
Ohio (Van Wert County), Ohio City — Site of the First Automobile Wreck
First successful automobile built here by John W. Lambert in 1891. Site of the first automobile wreck. — Map (db m116104) HM
Ohio (Van Wert County), Van Wert — Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Monument
In Memory of Our Fallen Heroes, 1861-1865. — Map (db m12464) HM
Ohio (Van Wert County), Van Wert — Company D, 2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument
In memory of Co. D - 2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry United Spanish War Veterans 1898-1899 — Map (db m12467) HM
Ohio (Van Wert County), Van Wert — First County Library in the United States1901
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. — Map (db m12477) HM
Ohio (Van Wert County), Van Wert — 1-81 — Hoghe Road Bridge
Built in 1894 at a cost of $575, this bridge spanned Town Creek at Hoghe Road (Township Road 82) for 100 years. The Van Wert County Commissioners approved the bridge's construction in response to requests from the Cincinnati, Jackson & Mackinaw . . . — Map (db m12201) HM
Ohio (Van Wert County), Van Wert — 2-81 — Killing Spree Ends Here in 1948
One of Ohio's greatest manhunts ended here on the morning of July 23, 1948. Robert M. Daniels and John C. West, parolees from the state prison in Mansfield, had gone on a killing spree that left six people dead. Driving west on U.S. Route 224 in a . . . — Map (db m69043) HM
Ohio (Van Wert County), Van Wert — 4-81 — The Brumback Library
When local banker and businessman John Sanford Brumback left a large bequest to Van Wert County for the purpose of establishing a countywide library in 1897, such institutions did not yet exist, and Ohio had no legal provision for a tax-supported . . . — Map (db m12426) HM
Ohio (Van Wert County), Van Wert — Van Wert Gazebo
Gazebo History The Band Stand (Gazebo) was built in 1875 on the Court House lawn. It was moved in 1891 to Third Ward Park by George Marsh, and then to the County Fair Grounds in the early 1900's. The Trustees moved it to its current . . . — Map (db m12741) HM
Ohio (Van Wert County), Venedocia — 105 Howitzer Anti-tank GunNew Veterans Memorial
The howitzer was used by the U.S. Army during WW II. It was issued to Airborne Units and Cannon Companies of Infantry Regiments. Range 7 miles. — Map (db m94995) WM
Ohio (Van Wert County), Venedocia — 3-81 — Anthony Wayne's March Across Van Wert County / Venedocia Village
[South Side of Marker] : "Anthony Wayne's March Across Van Wert County" To the right is the route taken by the U.S. Legion under Major General Anthony Wayne as it marched across what would become Van Wert County. The army of 2,800 men . . . — Map (db m29614) HM
Ohio (Van Wert County), Venedocia — Venedocia War Memorial
An Altar of Peace In memory of and in tribute to the members of this community who so nobly served our nation in her several wars May God grant that their service and devotion shall not have been in vain and that the liberty . . . — Map (db m95001) WM
Ohio (Van Wert County), Willshire — Site of Indian Reservation
Site of Indian Reservation granted to John Bapt. Richardville Chief Miami Nation By St. Marys Treaty of October 6th 1818 1200 Acres — Map (db m90941) HM
Ohio (Van Wert County), Willshire — Willshire, Ohio
Founded by Capt. James Riley, 1821 Named for William Willshire Original county seat of Van Wert County Post Office established 1823 First church organized 1829 Original public school building erected in this park 1848 Railroad built . . . — Map (db m44064) HM

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