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Jury of Erie County Women / Erie County Courthouse

 
 
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By Denise Boose, October 15, 2014
1. Jury of Erie County Women Marker
The plaque facing the street in front of the Erie Country Courthouse.
Inscription. "Jury of Erie County Women, First to be Impaneled Under Federal Suffrage" proclaimed the headline of the Sandusky Register on August 28, 1920. One of the first female Court of Common Pleas juries in the nation was impaneled in Erie County on August 26, 1920, moments after the 19th amendment to the Constitution of the United States was declared ratified. On that date, Judge Roy Williams was to conduct a trial and jurors were needed. Out of the ten men he contacted, only one could serve. Frustrated, Judge Williams later told the women, "When I learned shortly after 10:30 this morning that suffrage had been proclaimed, I decided to impanel a woman jury. Twelve women were summoned. Twelve women served."

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"Erie County Courthouse"
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The first Board of Erie County Commissioners - Samuel B. Carpenter, Nelson Taylor, and William B. Craighill - was instructed by the Ohio Legislature to hold the county's first term of court in December 1838. As a result, Erie County's first Court of Common Pleas was held in the Academy building on the east side of Columbus Avenue, across from the Courthouse's current location. The Academy building continued to house the Court of Common Pleas until a new Courthouse was built on the current site in 1874 at a cost of $142,026.45.
Erie County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 15, 2014
2. Erie County Courthouse Marker
The other side of the marker facing the courthouse.
The Art Deco exterior was added when the Courthouse was remodeled beginning in 1936 as a project of the New Deal's Public Works Administration.
 
Erected 2002 by Ohhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Board of Commissioners of Erie County, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 23-22.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 27.237′ N, 82° 42.667′ W. Marker is in Sandusky, Ohio, in Erie County. Marker is on Columbus Avenue north of Adams Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 323 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky OH 44870, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sandusky (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grace Episcopal Church (about 700 feet away); Kilbourne Plat (about 700 feet away); Underground Railroad (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Hinde & Dauch Paper Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Underground Railroad / Abolition Boats Provide an Escape to Freedom in Erie County
Jury of Erie County Women Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 15, 2014
3. Jury of Erie County Women Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Shoreline Park (approx. half a mile away); Sandusky Aviation, Shipyard & Railroad (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sandusky.
 
Categories. Politics
 
Jury of Erie County Women Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 15, 2014
4. Jury of Erie County Women Marker
Jury of Erie County Women Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 15, 2014
5. Jury of Erie County Women Marker
The marker is barely visible between the two trees.
 
 
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