Van Wert County
Formed 12 Feb 1820, 409 square miles
Parent counties: Darke, Shelby, Mercer
Evolution of county from date of formation until it assumed its final form
1 Apr 1820: Erected and attached temporarily to Darke until organization
2 Jan 1824: Attached to Mercer
18 Mar 1837: Organized
14 Feb 1848: Parts attached to Allen and Putnam. Part of Mercer attached
In 1835, the first county seat for Van Wert was located in the town of Willshire. In 1838, it was moved to the town of Van Wert.
Federal Population schedules extant from 1820-1940. (1890 missing)
1820 Manufacturers (part of Mercer); 1850 Agricultural; 1850 Industry; 1850 Mortality; 1860 Industry; 1860 Mortality; 1870 Agricultural; 1870 Industry; 1880 Agricultural; 1880 Industry
Harrison, Hoaglin, Jackson, Jennings, Liberty, Pleasant, Ridge, Tully, Union, Washington, Willshire, and York.
Archival District: Bowling Green State University, Center for Archival Collections, Jerome Library, Bowling Green Ohio.
Jana Broglin, OGSF