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Van Wert, Ohio Historical Markers

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 5, 2008
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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 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
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), Van Wert — C — Wayne's Strategy Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . — Map (db m136592) HM

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