Introduction to Van Wert, Ohio
Van Wert History
The area now known as Van Wert was initially called Black Swamp but was eventually named after Isaac Van Wert. In 1834, Van Wert settled in. George Marsh, James Watson Riley and Peter Aughenbaugh were among the early settlers. At that time, this area was the only place that produced Liederkranz cheese. Van Wert became the county seat in 1838. During World War II, Van Wert was mistakenly bombed by the US Air Force. Van Wert was the hometown of Walter Hinton, an aviation pioneer.
Van Wert and Nearby Attractions
- Van Wert County Historical Museum
- Fort Amanda
- Limberlost State Historic Site
- Grand Lake St. Marys State Park
- Paulding John Historical Museum
- Adams County Historical Museum
Things To Do In Van Wert
At Van Wert, you can visit Smiley Park, Hiestand Park, Memorial Park, Jubilee Park, Dickinson Park, Fountain Park and Wesley Park. The Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Liberty Baptist Church, Pentecostal Way Church and First Friends Church are also worth visiting. You can enjoy shopping at the Summit Shopping Center. In addition, you can visit the Van Wert County Fairgrounds and Van Wert Civic Theater.
Van Wert Transportation
International flights are available from Fort Wayne International Airport.
Van Wert Higher Education
Indiana University - Fort Wayne, University of Findlay and Ohio Northern University are among the institutions that offer opportunities for higher studies.