“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

Huronís First Inhabitants

Huronís First Inhabitants Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 8, 2019
1. Huronís First Inhabitants Marker
Inscription.  Huron and Erie County are rich in Native American history. During the construction of the nearby Ohio Route 2 bypass archaeologists in 1976-77 uncovered three Native villages and burial sites. The Anderson site, overlooking the Old Woman Creek estuary, contains artifacts dating to the fifteenth century A.D. The site was once a permanent village, with remains of bowls, fire pits, and even traces of food found among its artifacts. The Jenkins site. also near the estuary, was a winter camp for Indians. Excavators there found several pieces of pottery carbon dated to 147O A.D. The final dig, the Enderle site—located west of the Huron River—was strictly a burial site. The discovery of European objects in its graves suggests its creation by a more recent people, such as the Delaware or Wyandot Indians. In 1805, Native Americans in the Firelands signed a land cession treaty at Fort Industry (modern Toledo), and in succeeding years were compelled to leave the region.
Erected 1999 by Huron City Schools, the Sandusky/Erie County Foundation through a grant, and The Ohio Historical
Huronís First Inhabitants Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 8, 2019
2. Huronís First Inhabitants Marker
Society. (Marker Number 12-22.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 41° 23.745′ N, 82° 34.348′ W. Marker is in Huron, Ohio, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Adams Avenue and U.S. 6 Eastbound, on the right when traveling west on Adams Avenue. It is at the west end of Adams Avenue in Andrew Fabens Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huron OH 44839, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Electric Interurban Railways / Lake Shore Electric Railway (approx. 0.3 miles away); World War II (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Huron Playhouse (approx. 0.7 miles away); Christ Episcopal Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Huron / Erie County (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Wright House and the Underground Railroad/Old Main Street (approx. 0.9 miles away); John Baptiste Flemmond (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Legacy of the Huron Docks (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huron.
Categories. Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative Americans

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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