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Van Wert County

Van Wert County is named for Isaac Van Wart who was a captor of the spy John Andre during the American Civil War.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Paulding County

E – Putnam County and Allen County

S – Mercer County and Auglaize County

W – Adams County, Indiana and Allen County, Indiana 


Created:  April 1, 1820                            Map of Ohio highlighting Van Wert County

County Seat:

Van Wert  1820 – present


County Courthouse – Van Wert 


Location:  121 East Main Street / Court Street

Built:  1875 – 1877

Style:  Italianate

Architect:  Thomas J Tolan & Son of Delphos

Contractor:  E W Wilson


Description:  The building faces south and is a three story red colored brick and stone structure. The south front has a large projecting square red colored brick tower with arched entrance on the first story and rising to a high dome with cupola at the top. On the east and west are smaller square towers with domes. There is a mansard roof.


See:  Ohio Court of Appeals – Lima  ( 3rd Appellate District  )



County Courthouse – Van Wert









Photos taken 2011