Van Wert County

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Van Wert

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

 

Created:  April 1, 1820

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.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Paulding County

E – Putnam County and Allen County

S – Mercer County and Auglaize County

W – Adams County, Indiana and Allen County, Indiana 

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011