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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; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Van Wert County, OH (69) Allen County, OH (148) Auglaize County, OH (94) Mercer County, OH (95) Paulding County, OH (38) Putnam County, OH (62) Adams County, IN (24) Allen County, IN (123)  VanWertCounty(69) Van Wert County (69)  AllenCounty(148) Allen County (148)  AuglaizeCounty(94) Auglaize County (94)  MercerCounty(95) Mercer County (95)  PauldingCounty(38) Paulding County (38)  PutnamCounty(62) Putnam County (62)  AdamsCountyIndiana(24) Adams County (24)  AllenCounty(123) Allen County (123)
Van Wert is the county seat for Van Wert County
Adjacent to Van Wert County, Ohio
      Allen County (148)  
      Auglaize County (94)  
      Mercer County (95)  
      Paulding County (38)  
      Putnam County (62)  
      Adams County, Indiana (24)  
      Allen County, Indiana (123)  
 
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1Ohio, Van Wert County, Convoy — Convoy Opera House / City Hall / Firehouse
Convoy Opera House City Hall Firehouse circa 1901 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m191046) HM
2Ohio, Van Wert County, Convoy — 6-81 — Here Lies Robert Nesbitt / The Western Terminus of the Lincoln Highway in Ohio
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 Business Association, and . . . Map (db m178428) HM
3Ohio, 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
4Ohio, 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
5Ohio, 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
6Ohio, 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
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7Ohio, 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
8Ohio, 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
9Ohio, Van Wert County, Delphos — Veterans War Mamemorial
To all veterans of all wars Dedicated in memory of James MalloryMap (db m166743) WM
10Ohio, Van Wert County, Delphos — Vietnam War Memorial
Dedicated to the area men and women who served during the Vietnam WarMap (db m166742) WM
11Ohio, Van Wert County, Ohio City — 155 Howitzer
In tribute to all who servedMap (db m191095) WM
12Ohio, 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
13Ohio, Van Wert County, Ohio City — John W. Lambert
This plaque dedicated to memory of John W. Lambert inventor of first gasoline automobile in America 1891 Ohio City, OhioMap (db m191098) HM
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14Ohio, Van Wert County, Ohio City — Liberty Township Veterans Memorial
"In Memory" of veterans that served all wars, and donors that built the memorial. 1982-1987Map (db m191096) WM
15Ohio, Van Wert County, Ohio City — Ohio City
First successful automobile produced here by John W. Lambert 1891Map (db m191090) HM
16Ohio, Van Wert County, Ohio City — Ohio City
First successful automobile produced here by John W. Lambert 1891Map (db m191093) HM
17Ohio, Van Wert County, Ohio City — Ohio City Civil War Memorial
In memory of our fallen heroes 1861 - 1865Map (db m14995) HM
18Ohio, 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
19Ohio, Van Wert County, Ohio City — Van Wert County Veterans Memorial
In remembrance of all Van Wert County residents who gave their lives fighting for the freedoms we too easily take for granted.Map (db m191097) WM
20Ohio, Van Wert County, Ohio City — Victor W. Gehres
In memory of Victor Gehres 1919-2001 1st Lt. U.S. Army Air Corps. 8th Air Force, 36th Bombardment Squadron HMap (db m191047) WM
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21Ohio, Van Wert County, Van Wert — "Penn Railroad Depot Step" — Van Wert, Ohio
Built: Aug. 7, 1891 Demolished: May 25, 1984Map (db m191149) HM
22Ohio, Van Wert County, Van Wert — 1800's Hitching Post
Made By Spayd Bros. Van Wert. Ohio. Donated By Glenn & Donna Pontius.Map (db m191157) HM
23Ohio, Van Wert County, Van Wert — Benches
These benches from "Discovery Van Wert County" Display at the Ameriflora 1992, an International Exposition in Columbus, are a gift of the Ameriflora Task Force and Lincoln Ridge.Map (db m191148) HM
24Ohio, Van Wert County, Van Wert — Caboose
Pennsylvania Steel Cabin Car Class N8. The 1951 N8 Caboose was the last major design by the Pennsy. Introduced in 1950. Restored 1990.Map (db m191140) HM
25Ohio, Van Wert County, Van Wert — Chestnut Oak
Planted by Mrs. Tacey Clark c. 1899Map (db m191138) HM
26Ohio, Van Wert County, Van Wert — Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Monument
In Memory of Our Fallen Heroes, 1861-1865.Map (db m12464) HM
27Ohio, 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
28Ohio, Van Wert County, Van Wert — Do Not Turn Warning Flasher
From Market/Jackson P.R.R.Map (db m191143) HM
29Ohio, 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
30Ohio, 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
31Ohio, Van Wert County, Van Wert — House Of Seven Oaks
This house designed by Mrs. Clark and completed in 1895, served as the gracious home of John O. and Tacey Viella (Baker) Clark and their children Ethel, Marcia, Laurence Baker and Robert Sydney. This plaque is presented in loving . . . Map (db m191136) HM
32Ohio, Van Wert County, Van Wert — International 2-Row Beet Lifter
Bought from the Floyd Mollenkopf International Dealership on Franklin Street in Convoy, Ohio around 1940. Pulled with a Farmall "M". Gift of the Noah Poling Family - 2003Map (db m191160) HM
33Ohio, Van Wert County, Van Wert — Interurban R. R. Tie
Interurban R. R. Tie Found 2013 - 700 Block W. Main Ohio Elec. 1920'sMap (db m191153) HM
34Ohio, Van Wert County, Van Wert — Jail Cell
Van Wert County Jail constructed in 1891 and razed in 1989. The Jail Cells were located on East Court Street. Stone blocks are from original cell blockhouse.Map (db m191154) HM
35Ohio, 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
36Ohio, Van Wert County, Van Wert — Lincoln Highway Tourist Cabin
The 1920's cabin, owned by the Runnion Hi-Speed Gas Station and Tourist Court, was located at 13995 Lincoln Highway. Donated in 2014 by Dr. Tom Wilkin In memory of Dr. Harold and Natalie Wilkin Restored with grants from Cooper Family . . . Map (db m191164) HM
37Ohio, Van Wert County, Van Wert — Marie Harel Statue
This statue of Marie Harel, founder of Camembert Cheese, was located in front of the Borden Cheese Company on W. Ervin Road.Map (db m191133) HM
38Ohio, Van Wert County, Van Wert — Mile Marker Post
Orig. located at Middle Point P.R.R.Map (db m191142) HM
39Ohio, Van Wert County, Van Wert — Old Cistern
From Cliff Schaadt Farm, Convoy, OhioMap (db m191158) HM
40Ohio, Van Wert County, Van Wert — Original Fourth Ward School Bell
Original Fourth Ward School Bell Located on this site 1905 - 1951Map (db m191100) HM
41Ohio, Van Wert County, Van Wert — Original plaque from Franklin Elementary School
Original plaque from Franklin Elementary School. Established 1951Map (db m191101) HM
42Ohio, Van Wert County, Van Wert — Original Step
P.R.R. Pass/Frgt. Station/Court St.Map (db m191151) HM
43Ohio, Van Wert County, Van Wert — Penn RR Track Drill
For attaching wire around each rail which carried a very small electrical charge for operating the signal systemMap (db m191147) HM
44Ohio, Van Wert County, Van Wert — Penn RR Track Gauges — c 1920
For measuring the pitch & level of the tracksMap (db m191146) HM
45Ohio, Van Wert County, Van Wert — Signal Cabinet And Flasher
Signal Cabinet And Flasher w/ Bell P.R.R.Map (db m191139) HM
46Ohio, Van Wert County, Van Wert — Signal Cabinet and Flashers
From Shannon St. N.Y.C. 1930'sMap (db m191144) HM
47Ohio, Van Wert County, Van Wert — The Barn
The Barn was constructed to provide the agricultural history of Van Wert County. Merle Knittle and Farm Focus provided the initial donation with additional support from the Ohio Department of Agriculture. It opened in February, 2000.Map (db m191162) HM
48Ohio, 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
49Ohio, 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
50Ohio, 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
51Ohio, Van Wert County, Van Wert — These carriage steps
These carriage steps were used at the Castle built in 1898 by the Hon. Wm. T. Hughes Returned in 2015 in memory of James L. HillierMap (db m191102) HM
52Ohio, Van Wert County, Van Wert — Town Creek Foot Bridge
Built Circa 1890. Located on N. Wall Street. Restored and Donated by the City of Van Wert 2011.Map (db m191156) HM
53Ohio, Van Wert County, Van Wert — Track Inspection Car
Used on Nickel Plate Railroad. Built in 1946. Used to inspect tracks.Map (db m191145) HM
54Ohio, Van Wert County, Van Wert — Van Wert — Reported damaged
Named for a captor of Major Andre, British Spy.Map (db m191159) HM
55Ohio, Van Wert County, Van Wert — Van Wert
Named for a captor of Major Andre, British SpyMap (db m191163) HM
56Ohio, Van Wert County, Van Wert — Van Wert County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the honor and sacrifice of those who served, are serving, and will serve our country.Map (db m191103) WM
57Ohio, 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 location in June, 1992. . . . Map (db m191006) HM
58Ohio, Van Wert County, Van Wert — C — Wayne's Strategy — Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail — Reported missing
. . . Map (db m136592) HM
59Ohio, Van Wert County, Van Wert — Window Lintel and Bricks
Window Lintel and Bricks/Cin. Nor. Car ShopMap (db m191152) HM
60Ohio, Van Wert County, Van Wert — Woodlawn Union Cemetery Veterans Memorial
R E Baxter Corp Co A 52 Ohio Vol Inf Civil War Sep 18 1840 Jan 23 1921 • Richard Breese Co H 5 Ohio Vol Cav Civil War Oct 6 1841 Jul 31 1927 • Andrew J Lybold 1st Lieut Co B & D 64 Ohio Vol Inf Civil War Mar 31 1837 Dec 29 1925 • Robert J . . . Map (db m191099) WM
61Ohio, 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
62Ohio, 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
63Ohio, 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
64Ohio, 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
65Ohio, Van Wert County, Willshire — Willshire
Founded 1822 by Captain James W. Riley pioneer surveyor of the St. Marys & Maumee ValleysMap (db m191089) HM
66Ohio, 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
67Ohio, 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
68Ohio, Van Wert County, Wren — In Memory of Jamey Davis — July 20, 1968 - May 11, 2010
Founder of the Wiffleball WarehouseMap (db m191049) HM
69Ohio, Van Wert County, Wren — Roll of Honor
Citizens of Willshire Township & community who served our country in World War II Agler, Donald Leroy • Agler, Doyt • Agler, Lester C. • Agler, Ottis C. • Alspaugh, G. M. • Alspaugh, Ned J. • Alspaugh, Walter • Avery, . . . Map (db m191053) WM
 
 
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Feb. 4, 2023