Place:Van Wert, Ohio, United States

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NameVan Wert
Alt namesVan Wertsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates40.867°N 84.583°W
Located inOhio, United States     (1820 - )
See alsoMercer, Ohio, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Van Wert County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 28,744, which is a decrease of 3.1% from 29,659 in 2000. It is included within the Van Wert Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included within the Lima-Van Wert-Wapakoneta Combined Statistical Area. Its county seat is Van Wert and is named for Isaac Van Wart, one of the captors of John André in the American Revolutionary War.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1820 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1824 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1837 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1867 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1830 49
1840 1,577
1850 4,793
1860 10,238
1870 15,823
1880 23,028
1890 29,671
1900 30,394
1910 29,119
1920 28,210
1930 26,273
1940 26,759
1950 26,971
1960 28,840
1970 29,194
1980 30,458
1990 30,464

Research Tips

Van Wert is served by the Van Wert County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, which has published a newsletter for many years. The local public library staff has proved to be very helpful, and the library has some history of its own. It was one of the first to offer service to a whole county, and its establishment required a special act of the state legislature.

External links

www.rootsweb.com/~ohvanwer/


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