Sandusky in Erie County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
1816 - platted as town of Portland; English version of Indian name, "San Dus Tee," adopted in 1818. First Connecticut settlers arrived in 1817.
1848 - influx of refugees from German political revolution.
Home of Jay Cooke who financed Civil War. Strategic area in War of 1812.
Perry's Victory, Battle of Lake Erie,
in 1813 won American sovereignty of Great Lakes.
Erected 1953 by Ohio Sesquicentennial, The Register, Star, News Founded 1822.
Location. 41° 27.28′ N, 82° 42.693′ W. Marker is in Sandusky, Ohio, in Erie County. Marker is on Washington Street west of Columbus Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 198 Grand Army of the Republic Hwy, Sandusky OH 44870, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jury of Erie County Women / Erie County Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kilbourne Plat (about 600 feet away); Grace Episcopal Church (about 700 feet away); Underground Railroad (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Hinde & Dauch Paper Company The Underground Railroad / Abolition Boats Provide an Escape to Freedom in Erie County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Shoreline Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sandusky Aviation, Shipyard & Railroad (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandusky.
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