*Van Wert County, Ohio, is situated in the west toward the north part of the state, and contains 432 square miles. The surface is level; soil, varies from rich bottom to a light sandy loam, and is productive. It is mostly covered with a dense forest. Drained by St. Mary's and Little Auglaize rivers. The Miami canal passes near its east border, without entering it. Capital, Van Wert. There were in 1840, neat cattle 1,724, sheep 335, swine 3,800; wheat 3,090 bushels produced, Indian corn 33,306, oats 3,267, potatoes 5,671, sugar 3,070 pounds; 4 stores, capital $4,100; 2 grist mills, 2 saw mills. Capital in manufactures $2,100. Population: 1,577.

*Source: A Complete Descriptive And Statistical Gazetteer Of The United States Of America, By Daniel Haskel, A. M and J. Calvin Smith, Published By Sherman & Smith, 1843

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Paulding County / Putnam County / Allen County / Auglaize County / Mercer County /
 Adams County, Indiana / Allen County, Indiana


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