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VAN WERT COUNTY OHIO



SURROUNDED BY:

NORTH
Paulding County

NORTHEAST
Putnam County

SOUTHEAST
Allen County

SOUTH SOUTHEAST
Auglaize County

SOUTH
Mercer County

WEST
Indiana


COUNTY INFORMATION

1895 Map of Ohio
(Click on Thumbnail
for Large Map)

Map modified with permission
of Ray Sterner from http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/states

DATE CREATED

1820

PARENT COUNTY

Darke

COUNTY SEAT

Van Wert

MAGGIE'S SKELETON CLOSET AKA PLACES TO SEEK YOUR ANCESTORS

Van Wert County Courthouse
(Probate Court)
101 E. Main St
Van Wert, OH 45891
419-238-6159

Van Wert County Health Dept
140 Fox Rd
Van Wert, OH 45891
419-238-0808

The Brumback Library
215 West Main Street
Genealogy materials 2nd floor
Van Wert, Ohio 45891
419-238-2168
Fax: 419-238-3180
On-Line Catalog: 419-238-7424
Email: brumback@im3.com
Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9:00a.m. - 8:00p.m.
Friday & Saturday 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Genealogy Research

Van Wert County Ohio
Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society

P. O. Box 485
Van Wert, OH 45891-0485

Van Wert County Historical Society
602 North Washington Street
P. O. Box 621
Van Wert, OH 45891-0621

Lincolnview Library
15945 Middle Point Rd
Van Wert, OH 45891
419-968-2074

Center for Archival Collections
Bowling Green State University

Jerome Library, 5th Floor
Bowling Green, OH 43403

The Van Wert, Ohio Web Page

The Van Wert County, Ohio Web Page

The Delphos, Ohio Web Page
Van Wert County Profile (The Ohio State University Extention)

Wert Family History Association

Van Wert County Page of the OHGenWeb Project


OTHER INFORMATION

Van Wert County borders the state of Indiana about 70 miles southwest of Toledo. Issac Van Wert was a Revolutionary War hero. The first white to settle the area was Captain James Riley who established the village of Willshire in 1820.

The city of Van Wert is also the county seat. It is known as Ohio's Peony capital because of the abundance of Peony flowers. It is also the home of the first public library in the United States.

Principle industries in the county include; leather, paper, metals, food, tobacco, vacuum cleaners, automobile accessories, steel tool kits, wooden doors, soybeans and corn.

Clerk of Courts has divorce & civil court records; Probate Judge has birth & death records 1867 to 1908, marriage records from 1840, probate records from 1837; Board of Health has birth & death records from 1908; County Recorder has land records from 1823.

Click here to read more Van Wert County History.

Click here to learn more about the Van Wert County Courthouse.

INFORMATIONAL LINKS

Bibliography (Includes detailed sources for all the information on this and the connected pages.)
Covered Bridges - Ohio
Discovering Family Histories - Ohio
Favorite Genealogy Web Links
Genealogy Look Up Forum
Hixson Plat Maps, Ohio Townships W. W. Hixson & Company, Rockford, Illinois (These plat maps were published without dates or copyright notice, but are believed to be from the 1920s and 1930s. The W. W. Hixson Company published an Ohio Atlas around 1925 with individual County maps and Township plat maps.)
Individual Ohio County Selection Table
Join the Maggie_Ohio Mailing List! or the OHROOTS-L Mailing List!
Maggie's World of Courthouse Dust & Genealogy Fever
OHGenWeb Archives
Ohio Clickable Map
Ohio County Courthouse Project
Ohio County Information Page
Ohio Government Mapping System - GNIS for land features, historical places
Ohio Memory An Online Scrapbook of Ohio History
Ohio Migration Trails
Ohio Network of American History and Research Centers (This is a descriptiong of the central storage places for groups of Ohio counties.)
Ohio Tools for Genealogy Researchers
USGenWeb Project - Ohio
Vital Statistics (Includes Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce, Land, Will & Estate Records.) This is an area that explains where to look for vital records in the state of Ohio.

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