Top-rated schools, diversified employment opportunities and family-oriented festivities and organizations are the fabric of Van Wert County. The city of Van Wert is at the heart of the rural region; nine villages and one city dot the landscape of the remainder of the county.
More than a dozen parks, the nationally-recognized Niswonger Performing Arts Center, museums and a premier art center are some of the cultural offerings for residents and visitors. Whether it is a youth sports event, community festival, Wetzelland Swamp Meet, an outing at the YMCA or the annual gathering at the unofficial Wiffleball capital of the nation, there’s always something going on to enjoy.
An original portion of Lincoln Highway traverses the county. Along the roadway historical buildings built in Romanesque, Greek revival and Victorian styles are on display. Also visible from the route are about 200 wind turbines that make up Ohio’s largest wind farm.
People — friendly, dedicated, determined and hardworking — are the most notable aspect of the region. Whether your roots are here or a job opportunity brought you to Van Wert County, you will quickly find a home that is welcoming and fulfilling.
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