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Huron in Erie County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Historic Roadway

 
 
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By Jamie Abel, April 17, 2011
1. Historic Roadway Marker
Inscription. The paved trail is actually the original automobile entrance to the Cedar Point Amusement Park. Built in the early 1900's, this road was one of the first hard surface roads east of the Mississippi River. Lake Erie washed away the section of roadway that ran along the barrier beach and a new road was constructed to the west. This historic road now serves as the hiking trail for more than 80,000 visitors annually at Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve. In the spring of 2000 the Erie County Historical Society dedicated this plaque in honor of the original entrance to Cedar Point. Generous donations to the Natural Areas and Preserves check-off fund allowed the Department of Natural Resources to recreate the entrance utilizing the original gates and fence.
 
Erected 2000 by Erie County Historical Society.
 
Location. 41° 24.494′ N, 82° 36.133′ W. Marker is in Huron, Ohio, in Erie County. Marker is on Cleveland Road West (U.S. 6) 0.6 miles west of Rye Beach Road (Local Highway 122), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. The marker stands in a park on the north side of the road, just behind the historic iron gates located between the parking lot and the highway. Marker is in this post office area: Huron OH 44839, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Historic Roadway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, April 17, 2011
2. Historic Roadway Marker
This marker stands just in front of the historic iron gates, only a couple of feet off the ground. A more substantial marker stands in the foreground.
At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Cedar Point Road (here, next to this marker); Old Perkins Cemetery (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Wright House and the Underground Railroad/Old Main Street (approx. 2.7 miles away); Ohio Veterans Home (approx. 4.1 miles away); a different marker also named Ohio Veterans Home (approx. 4.2 miles away); Camp Avery / County Seat (approx. 5.5 miles away); Cooke-Dorn House (approx. 5.9 miles away); Cedar Point (approx. 6.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Huron.
 
Also see . . .  Cedar Point Amusement Park history. (Submitted on April 18, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.)
 
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Historic Roadway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, April 17, 2011
3. Historic Roadway Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 464 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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