“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Van Wert County, Ohio

Clickable Map of Van Wert County, Ohio and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Van Wert County, OH (28) Allen County, OH (95) Auglaize County, OH (68) Mercer County, OH (76) Paulding County, OH (32) Putnam County, OH (31) Adams County, IN (7) Allen County, IN (63)  VanWertCounty(28) Van Wert County (28)  AllenCounty(95) Allen County (95)  AuglaizeCounty(68) Auglaize County (68)  MercerCounty(76) Mercer County (76)  PauldingCounty(32) Paulding County (32)  PutnamCounty(31) Putnam County (31)  AdamsCountyIndiana(7) Adams County (7)  AllenCounty(63) Allen County (63)
Adjacent to Van Wert County, Ohio
    Allen County (95)
    Auglaize County (68)
    Mercer County (76)
    Paulding County (32)
    Putnam County (31)
    Adams County, Indiana (7)
    Allen County, Indiana (63)
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1Ohio (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
2Ohio (Van Wert County), Convoy — Robert Nesbit — b. 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
3Ohio (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
4Ohio (Van Wert County), Delphos — Miami and Erie Canal — Lock 24 — Ohio Dept. Natural Resources, Division of Water —
Ohio Dept. Natural Resources Division of Water Miami and Erie Canal Lock 24 <- .4 mile to Jennings Creek .8 mile Lock 23 ->Map (db m160334) HM
5Ohio (Van Wert County), Delphos — Miami and Erie Canal — Delphos, Ohio
Looking south from the tow path the wooden lock gates of Lock 24 North can be seen on the right and water coming out the spillway can be seen in the center of the photo. The Hinde-Dauch paper mill, shown on the left, used water power created by . . . Map (db m166775) HM
6Ohio (Van Wert County), Delphos — Miami and Erie Canal / Delphos — Anthony Wayne Parkway
[West Side of Marker]: Miami and Erie Canal This marker is on the right-of-way of the old Miami and Erie Canal. Gov. DeWitt Clinton of New York broke ground for the canal on July 21, 1825 just below Middletown. Built in sections, the . . . Map (db m165884) HM
7Ohio (Van Wert County), Delphos — Persian Gulf War Memorial
Dedicated to the area men and women participating in Desert Shield / Storm Persian Gulf War 1990-1991Map (db m166744) WM
8Ohio (Van Wert County), Delphos — Veterans War Mamemorial
To all veterans of all wars Dedicated in memory of James MalloryMap (db m166743) WM
9Ohio (Van Wert County), Delphos — Vietnam War Memorial
Dedicated to the area men and women who served during the Vietnam WarMap (db m166742) WM
10Ohio (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
11Ohio (Van Wert County), Ohio City — Ohio City Civil War Memorial
In memory of our fallen heroes 1861 - 1865Map (db m14995) HM
12Ohio (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
13Ohio (Van Wert County), Van Wert — Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Monument
In Memory of Our Fallen Heroes, 1861-1865.Map (db m12464) HM
14Ohio (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 1898-1899Map (db m12467) HM
15Ohio (Van Wert County), Van Wert — First County Library in the United States — 1901
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
16Ohio (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
17Ohio (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
18Ohio (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
19Ohio (Van Wert County), Van Wert — The Historic Lincoln Highway — First Transcontinental U.S. Highway — Main Street Across America —
Carl G. Fisher Father of the Lincoln HighwayCarl G. Fisher was an American entrepreneur and tireless promoter of the automotive, auto racing, and real estate development industries. An Indiana native and bicycle enthusiast, he became involved . . . Map (db m155409) HM
20Ohio (Van Wert County), Van Wert — The Homestead — The Marsh Foundation Home and School
The National Register of Historic Places The Homestead The Marsh Foundation Home and SchoolMap (db m155408) HM
21Ohio (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
22Ohio (Van Wert County), Van Wert — C — Wayne's Strategy — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . Map (db m136592) HM
23Ohio (Van Wert County), Venedocia — 105 Howitzer Anti-tank Gun — New 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
24Ohio (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
25Ohio (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
26Ohio (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 AcresMap (db m90941) HM
27Ohio (Van Wert County), Willshire — Willshire Veterans Memorial
Honoring the Men and Women of Willshire Community who served in the armed forces of the United States -KIA Viet Nam- Carey Allen Fosnaugh Army 8/27/69 - 1/23/70 William Lee Miller Army 9/25/66 – 8/21/67 Benny James . . . Map (db m168372) WM
28Ohio (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
Jun. 18, 2021