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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Van Wert
Van Wert, Ohio and Vicinity
▶ Van Wert County (22) ▶ Allen County (56) ▶ Auglaize County (46) ▶ Mercer County (65) ▶ Paulding County (14) ▶ Putnam County (23) ▶ Adams County, Indiana (6) ▶ Allen County, Indiana (63)
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|In Memory of Our Fallen Heroes, 1861-1865. — — Map (db m12464) HM|
|In memory of
Co. D - 2nd Ohio
1898-1899 — — Map (db m12467) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|The National Register of Historic Places The Homestead The Marsh Foundation Home and School — — Map (db m155408) HM|
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|
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