VAN WERT COUNTY

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EXISTING STATIONS
Station
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Original
Railroad
Current
Location
Type Current
Use
Date
Built
Track
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STATIONS OF THE PAST
Station
Name
Original
Railroad
Notes
Abanka Statiion There was a wreck here in August 1883 when the RR was known as the Toledo, Cincinnati and St. Louis RR. The accident claimed the life of the engineer after he was scalded in the derailment.
Cavett  
Convoy
Dixon  
Dull  
Elgin
(Yorkville)
Elgin was previously named Yorktown and Yorkville because of its location in the center of York Township. A Chicago & Atlantic (later Erie) station is shown here on the 1886 county atlas.
Elgin  
Glenmore Ben Reigle writes: "I grew up just north of Glenmore and my grandmother lives in Glenmore. The depot was purchased by a family and moved by hay wagon across my grandmother's farm and two others to the farm where it was moved on Willshire-Ohio City Rd.(County Rd. 50). So far as I know they pulled it back in their woods and have either disassembled it or just left it to the elements."
Jonestown According to the 1886 county atlas, the station was on the south side of the tracks here. There was also a water tank on the north side of the tracks on western edge of town at the river.
Middle Point
Monticello
(Upper Arlington)
 
Ohio City
Richey  
Schumm  
Scott The station was located just south of the Blaine St. grade crossing in Van Wert County. Blaine St. is the county line for Paulding and Van Wert counties. 
Van Wert The PRR passenger station is the building on the right. It opened in 1892. The photo was taken April 1, 1956, the train is the Gotham Limited. The train is crossing North Washington Street. The station was torn down in 1984. The station was on what used to be the public square (now a parking lot).
Van Wert The freight station is on the left in the photo. This building predated the passenger station listed above and was the original combination station here before the newer passenger station was built. This station was built in 1884, with the newer passenger station appearing on maps around 1895. The frieght station was torn down in the early 1970s.
Van Wert This station was built in 1893 and torn down in 1939. It was located at the PRR crossing, SE quadrant (the photographer was looking north). The building included a restaurant on the first floor and RR offices on the second floor. There was a large freight house in the NE quadrant of the crossing on a siding track. This location is east of North Wall Street.
Venedocia This station was on the west side of Main Street on the north side of the tracks.
Willshire  
Wren
1898 VAN WERT COUNTY RAILROAD MAP