Huron in Erie County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Huron / Erie County
Huron. • Early Indian Village and French trading post, 1749. • First white settlement in Western Reserve — Jean Baptiste Flemmond, 1790. • Surveyed 1806 by Almon Ruggles. • Site of first school in Firelands area 1810 — Alvin Coe and Jamar Ruggles, teachers. • Base of Huron Rangers, protecting settlers during War of 1812; Captain Joshua Cotton, Commander. Rangers fought bloody battle on Peninsula to repulse Potawatami invasion of Johnson’s Island.
As part of “The Firelands of Ohio” Erie County had its origin in the Revolutionary War. Connecticut towns were burned in the historic raids of Benedict Arnold and the British General Tryon. 500,000 acres in the Western Reserve were awarded by the Connecticut Assembly in 1792 to indemnify the fire-sufferers, therefore known and “The Firelands;” consisting of what is now Huron and Erie Counties, plus Ruggles and Danbury Townships.
Originally part of Huron County, organized 1811, first courthouse at Fort Avery; County of Erie formed in 1838.
Erected 1953 by Sandusky Register-Star-News,
Location. 41° 23.88′ N, 82° 33.271′ W. Marker is in Huron, Ohio, in Erie County. Marker is on Park Street east of Ohio Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 310 Park St, Huron OH 44839, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christ Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); John Baptiste Flemmond (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Legacy of the Huron Docks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Huron Lighthouses / Huron’s Maritime History (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Legacy of the Huron Docks (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Wright House and the Underground Railroad/Old Main Street (approx. ¼ mile away); The Huron Playhouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); World War II (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huron.
Also see . . . The History of Huron Ohio. (Submitted on October 26, 2019.)
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812 • Wars, US Indian •
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 26, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.