Van Wert County: The Middle of Everywhere

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Van Wert Infrastructure map


  • Electricity – American Electric Power
  • Natural Gas — Dominion Energy
  • Water – City of Van Wert – Excess Capacity 2,000,000 GPD
  • Wastewater – City of Van Wert – Excess Capacity 750,000 GPD
  • Fiber — TSC or CenturyLink — 10 gigabyte available

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Access to rail, highway, and air


  • U.S. Highway 30 (4-lane highway)
  • U.S. Highway 127
  • U.S. Highway 224
  • I-75 (37 miles)
  • I-69 (37 miles)
  • I-70 (90 miles)
  • I-71 (118 miles)


  • Van Wert Regional Airport, 2 miles
  • Fort Wayne International, 37 miles
  • Dayton International Airport, 90 miles
  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport, 148 miles


  • Local freight service is provided by Chicago, Fort Wayne and Eastern Railroad — Genesee & Wyoming
  • Van Wert Terminal, 3 miles

Van Wert Railroad Access Map

Toledo Port

The Toledo Port currently handles international shipments utilizing the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System and the Ohio Mississippi River system. Shipments through the Great Lakes / St. Lawrence Seaway are brought in on ocean ships capable of carrying lots of up to 25,000 metric tons per voyage. Midwest Terminals of Toledo has two Liebherr LHM 280 mobile harbor cranes. Midwest Terminals has on dock rail connectivity with CSX, which services the dock several times per week. They also have inter-line arrangements with Norfolk Southern. Both CSX and Norfolk Southern connect to Genesee & Wyoming Inc.’s Chicago, Fort Wayne & Eastern Railroad (CFE) to move products to Van Wert.

Cincinnati Port

A single-provider rail connection is available from the Port of Cincinnati and the Ohio River to Van Wert via Genesee & Wyoming Inc.’s Indiana & Ohio Railway (IORY) and Chicago, Fort Wayne & Eastern Railroad (CFE). This connection allows users in northwest Ohio to take advantage of river access through two affiliated and well-established regional rail lines, without the need for a Class-1 rail carrier. IORY/CFE can establish a single rate and coordinate service and equipment. Cars move north on the IORY to Lima and the Toledo area, and can also make a connection there to western points such as Van Wert. Commodities currently moving via this service include pig iron, fertilizer, salt and petcoke. Coal, steel and minerals also move via the related river terminals.

Distance to Regional Major Cities

  • Fort Wayne, Indiana, 34 miles
  • Lima, Ohio, 32 miles
  • Toledo, Ohio, 95 miles
  • Dayton, Ohio, 97 miles
  • Columbus, Ohio, 126 miles
  • Indianapolis, Indiana, 143 miles
  • Cincinnati, Ohio, 150 miles
  • Detroit, Michigan, 154 miles
Map of distance from Van Wert to major cities