Van Wert County is located in northwest Ohio’s rich agricultural area, situated on the Ohio-Indiana border. The City of Van Wert is the county seat and is recognized as the county’s center for business growth and development, medical and cultural opportunities.

Major communities surrounding Van Wert County include Lima, Ohio, 20 miles to the east, Ft. Wayne, Indiana 30 miles west, Dayton, Ohio 80 miles south and Toledo, Ohio 85 miles north.

Van Wert is located within a 350 mile radius of the Great Lakes, Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Cincinnati, Louisville, Nashville, Buffalo, Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, Toledo and Dayton. This central location illustrates the convenience of Van Wert manufacturing, sales and distribution to midwestern industries.

Van Wert’s superior standard of living, community pride and solid work ethic make it especially attractive for industrial development. Its hometown atmosphere offers a fine educational system, an overall low cost of living and outstanding medical and recreational facilities. The city’s central location and mid-western roots give it a unique social and cultural awareness that makes it a special place to call HOME.