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Van Wert, the smallest US city is located in the state of Ohio. It is the ranked 37th in land area and 7th in population among the other US states. It was the seventeenth state to be admitted in the Union. The name of the state, 'Ohio', was derived from the Seneca word 'ohiyo', meaning 'large creek'. It is nicknamed the Buckeye State due to the abundance of Buckeye trees. In relation to the nickname of the state, the Ohioans are called Buckeyes. The state is currently seeing a high unemployment rate. Ohio is one state in the United States of America which is known as the 'Swing State' due to its role in Presidential Elections. The area of the city of Van Wert is 6.1 sq miles. Only 0.2 sq miles of this total area is water, as per the Census Bureau of United States of America. As of 2000 census, the population of the city was 10,690, a staggering 7.1 % of which is living a life of abysmal poverty. Up to 99 % of the population is formed of Whites. In terms of weather, the temperature is highest during the summer months of June, July and August. The city gets fair share of sunshine throughout the year. Snowfall is not uncommon, with up to 8 inches in January alone. Winters extend from October to April. Van Wert historical tornado activity is 139% greater than the overall US average. There are several coaches and limousine companies offering services in the city.
The city is situated in an area which was previously called Black Swamp. The city dwellers have contributed to the development of many other towns such as Vimoutriers, Orne, and Lower Normandy etc. The town was ripped apart by an F4 tornado on the morning of November 10th of 2002. Van Wert has the honor of having the first county library in the whole of United States America, the Brumback Library. It is also home to the Wassenburg Art Center. The award-winning Van Wert Civic Theatre is also located in this very city. The town is known for its Liederkranz cheese. Several county fairs are held throughout the year including the Van Wert County Apple Festival. Van Wert Peony Festival is held every year in the first week of June. It is one of the town's major attractions and draws thousands of tourists every year. The Peony Festival which was started in 1902 when the first Sunday of June was named as the Peony Sunday.
In 1932, the Van Wert Men's Garden Club determined that Van Wert should provide some form of entertainment for the large number of visitors touring the many commercial Peony farms which flourished in the Van Wert area. During the 1930's, the Festival became a major event with crowds estimated at over 100,000 people. The CrossRoads Festival is also a major attraction. The Van Wert County Fair is the most anticipated festival of the year. Several big names perform in the fair including the likes of Pink and Dave Mathews Band etc. Dickenson Park, Hiestand Woods, Jubilee Park, Garden of the Senses and Smiley Park along with several other picnic spots provide quality family entertainment. Van Wert is one of the most exciting places in the State of Ohio. The city has a lot to offer and is studied with parks. The fairs held in Van Wert draw thousands of tourists every year. Plan a trip to city soon and get your Van Wert tickets today!