“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Erie County, Ohio

Clickable Map of Erie County, Ohio and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Erie County, OH (137) Huron County, OH (90) Lorain County, OH (74) Ottawa County, OH (141) Sandusky County, OH (234)  ErieCounty(137) Erie County (137)  HuronCounty(90) Huron County (90)  LorainCounty(74) Lorain County (74)  OttawaCounty(141) Ottawa County (141)  SanduskyCounty(234) Sandusky County (234)
Sandusky is the county seat for Erie County
Adjacent to Erie County, Ohio
      Huron County (90)  
      Lorain County (74)  
      Ottawa County (141)  
      Sandusky County (234)  
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1 Ohio, Erie County, Avery — Camp Avery / County Seat
Camp Avery 1811 One-fourth mile southwest from the site on the brow of the hill overlooking the eastern bank of the Huron River, Gen. Simon Perkins, commanding the Ohio Militia, built the fortifications and block house of Camp Avery for protection . . . Map (db m41909) HM
2 Ohio, Erie County, Bay View — Medusa Portland Cement Company
The Sandusky Portland Cement Company, later known as the Medusa Portland Cement Company, was founded here in 1892 by Arthur, Spencer and William Newberry, sons of geologist Dr. John Strong Newberry. Portland cement was manufactured at the Bay Bridge . . . Map (db m41806) HM
3 Ohio, Erie County, Birmingham — Birmingham School
Birminghan School was built in 1916 and served as a high school until school districts merged in 1954, and it was repurposed into an elementary school. In 1988, schools districts merged again and the Birmingham School was closed. The Firelands . . . Map (db m144388) HM
4 Ohio, Erie County, Bloomingville — Bloomingville Settlement1810
A blockhouse was erected in 1811 on the northwest side of the then Flemmonds Trail. The key establishments of a church, school, post office, inn, grist mill and cemetery were founded in the first seven years. The Bank of Sandusky Bay at . . . Map (db m182542) HM
5 Ohio, Erie County, Castalia — Snow's Grist Mill
In 1810 Snow's grist mill was built near here. Unfailing water supply brought people from great distances to Cold Creek mills. Snow's family was massacred by Indians in 1813 Map (db m31746) HM
6 Ohio, Erie County, Castalia, Margaretta Township — Castalia Veterans Memorial
Dedicated in thanks to all our United States Veterans from the Village of Castalia and the surrounding areaMap (db m218991) WM
7 Ohio, Erie County, Castalia, Margaretta Township — Castalia Veterans Memorial
Thank you for preserving our freedomMap (db m218993) WM
8 Ohio, Erie County, Castalia, Margaretta Township — SFC Charles L. Adkins
In loving memory of SFC Charles L. Adkins KIA 4-16-11Map (db m218992) WM
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9 Ohio, Erie County, Cedar Point — 30-22 — Inaugural Meeting of Ohio Hospital Association
About 60 leaders of Ohio hospitals gathered at the Hotel Breakers on August 25, 1915 to form the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA), the nation’s first state hospital association. Established 15 years after the American Hospital Association, the . . . Map (db m142165) HM
10 Ohio, Erie County, Huron — 10-22 — Christ Episcopal Church
The Episcopal Society of Huron was organized in 1837, the Rev. F. M. Levenworth, pastor. The cornerstone of this building was laid on May 23, 1838; it is the oldest church building in Huron, standing near what had been the original southern limit of . . . Map (db m141643) HM
11 Ohio, Erie County, Huron — 28-22 — Electric Interurban Railways / Lake Shore Electric Railway
For over three decades, the electric interurban railways played a major part in the economic life of the American Midwest. Their contribution was greatest in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, and Illinois. The interurban railways were electrically-powered . . . Map (db m141539) HM
12 Ohio, Erie County, Huron — First Cedar Point Road
This was one of the first concrete roads built in Ohio. When Cedar Point opened for the 1913 season, it was the access road. The road extended one mile north to the water and six miles west along the lake's unstable sandspit, which was destroyed by . . . Map (db m41807) HM
13 Ohio, Erie County, Huron — Historic Roadway
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 . . . Map (db m41808) HM
14 Ohio, Erie County, Huron — 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 . . . Map (db m141647) HM
15 Ohio, Erie County, Huron — Huron Block House1930s to Present
Recognizing the importance of Huron’s harbor, a group of Huron and Milan businessmen formed the Huron Harbor Company to make improvements to the harbor. The project was partially funded by the sale at public auction of one half of the town plat of . . . Map (db m142343) HM
16 Ohio, Erie County, Huron — 14-22 — Huron Lighthouses / Huron’s Maritime History
Huron’s lighthouses have served as beacons to Great Lakes shipping since the early nineteenth century. The first of three Huron lighthouses was built in 1835. Built of wood and ill-equipped to deal with strong Lake Erie winds, it was destroyed . . . Map (db m142257) HM
17 Ohio, Erie County, Huron — 12-22 — Huron’s First Inhabitants
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 . . . Map (db m142364) HM
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18 Ohio, Erie County, Huron — 32-22 — John Baptiste Flemmond
John Baptiste Flemmond (1770–1827), a French Canadian trader, was one of the earliest Euro-American settlers in what became Erie County. In 1805, he established a trading post at “Flemmond’s Cove” on the east side of the Huron . . . Map (db m142178) HM
19 Ohio, Erie County, Huron — Legacy of the Huron DocksSelf-Unloaders / Boats that Came to Huron
Self-Unloaders. Business at the ore docks was strong through the 1970s. An all time record was set in 1979 when 151 boats shipped in 2,784,000 tons of ore. As higher grade iron-ore grew scarce it was replaced by lower grade taconite. It became . . . Map (db m142291) HM
20 Ohio, Erie County, Huron — Legacy of the Huron DocksEarly Boats / Wooden Steam Ships and Barges / Bulk Freighters / Whalebacks
Early Boats. In the 1800s, schooners were the main cargo vessels of the Great Lakes, linking the growing towns of the Midwest with the East Coast. One of the largest schooners to sail the Great Lakes was built just a few miles up the Huron . . . Map (db m142342) HM
21 Ohio, Erie County, Huron — 26-22 — Old Meeker Farm / Old Homestead-on-the-Lake
In 1837 Aaron Wright Meeker received 160 acres of Lots 26 and 32 from his parents Stephen and Polly Meeker, who originally came to the Firelands from Vermont. Heavily forested, A. W. cut the trees by hand to build a farm on what would become . . . Map (db m141530) HM
22 Ohio, Erie County, Huron — 6-39 — Old Woman CreekA Feature of Ohio’s Estuaries
Old Woman Creek is one of the few naturally functioning estuary environments—places where chemically-distinct bodies of water meet and mix—left in the western basin of Lake Erie. This ecosystem features diverse habitats of marshlands, . . . Map (db m142350) HM
23 Ohio, Erie County, Huron — The Firelands
The history of the Firelands is linked to the American Revolutionary War. During the British raids of 1777 and 1779 the Connecticut towns of Danbury, East Haven, New Haven, Fairfield, Norwalk, Greenwich, Groton, Ridgefield and New London were . . . Map (db m150043) HM
24 Ohio, Erie County, Huron — 16-22 — The Huron Playhouse
Ohio’s oldest continuing summer theatre, the Huron Playhouse, has been housed at McCormick Middle School for its entire history. Dr. Frederick G. Walsh (1915-1999) of the Bowling Green State University (BGSU) Speech Department founded the . . . Map (db m224978) HM
25 Ohio, Erie County, Huron — The Legacy of the Huron Docks1906 Dock Improvements / New Electric Coal Dumper 1937
1906 Dock Improvements. In the early 1900s the lake vessels were getting larger and needed more water and room to turn around when emptied. In 1906 the Army Corps of Engineers widened Huron Harbor from 120 to 180 feet and extended the west . . . Map (db m142256) HM
26 Ohio, Erie County, Huron — The Legacy of the Huron DocksThe Huron Iron Ore and Coal Docks / Men of the Docks
The Huron Iron Ore and Coal Docks. In 1882 Huron, Ohio became the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad’s port on Lake Erie for the shipping of iron ore and coal. For the next 100 years the docks played an integral part in Huron's progress and . . . Map (db m150714) HM
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27 Ohio, Erie County, Huron — The War of 1812
In 1812, fearing the outbreak of war with Great Britain and her Indian allies, many settlers left the area, and local militia companies began constructing blockhouses as places of refuge. Victims of Indian attacks included Michael Gibbs, Daniel . . . Map (db m150452) HM
28 Ohio, Erie County, Huron — 11-22 — The Wright House and the Underground Railroad/Old Main Street
The Wright House and the Underground Railroad In the early 1800s, Jabez Wright, an early Huron County judge, purchased a large tract of lakeside land on the north side of what is now Cleveland Road. There Wright built an eight-room farmhouse . . . Map (db m41809) HM
29 Ohio, Erie County, Huron — World War IIDedicated to Those Who Gave Their Lives — 1941 – 1945 —
Dedicated to those who gave their lives in World War II. William J. Brophy • Raymond A. Cherry • Richard W. Collins • Edward M. Cunningham • Richard D. Floyd • Valentine A. Fries, Jr. • Michael D. Holland • Irving J. Kehr • Robert G. Keller • . . . Map (db m141640) WM
30 Ohio, Erie County, Huron, Berlin Township — 34-22 — Almon Ruggles, Surveyor of the Firelands / The Unknown Sailor and the Battle of Lake Erie
Almon Ruggles, Surveyor of the Firelands. Almon Ruggles (1771-1840) came to Ohio from Connecticut in 1805 and led survey teams that divided the Firelands section of the Connecticut Western Reserve into townships. The Firelands was territory . . . Map (db m226455) HM
31 Ohio, Erie County, Kelleys Island — Glacial Grooves State Memorial
Welcome to the Glacial Grooves State Memorial. This memorial, containing of three and one-half acres on Kelleys Island, has been administered by the Ohio Historical Society since 1932. Impressive is size and shape, these glacial grooves are of . . . Map (db m158973) HM
32 Ohio, Erie County, Kelleys Island — Inscription Rock
Between three and four hundred years ago, Ohio pre-historic Indians, believed to be of the Erie tribe, pecked numerous inscriptions or pictographs on the top surface of this large native limestone rock. The figures, now nearly obliterated by the . . . Map (db m158974) HM
33 Ohio, Erie County, Kelleys Island — 29-22 — The German Reformed Church / The Church Parsonage — Old Stone Church —
The German Reformed Church was organized on Kelleys Island in 1865. The congregation built this church from island stone in 1866 on ½ acre of land purchased from Alfred S. and Hannah Kelley. By 1871, the congregation, one of five on the island, . . . Map (db m142131) HM
34 Ohio, Erie County, Kelleys Island — 31-22 — The Island House
Datus and Sara Kelley built their home here in 1843, known as the Island House. It was located up the hill from the steamboat landing and across the street from the island store (the Lodge, 1854). In 1873, Jacob Rush bought the property and . . . Map (db m142019) HM
35 Ohio, Erie County, Milan — Edison Recalls Milan / Birthplace of Thomas A. Edison
Edison Recalls Milan My recollections of Milan are somewhat scanty as I left the town when I was not quite seven years old. I remember the wheat elevators on the canal, and Gay shipyard; also the launching of new boats, on which occasion the . . . Map (db m90659) HM
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36 Ohio, Erie County, Milan — Edison Statue On Bench
The Edison Birthplace Assoc. dedicates this "Edison Statue on Bench” to all the "Friends of Edison to Statuary Hall” in our U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The Edison Statue, one of the two statues representing the State of Ohio, was unveiled on . . . Map (db m204573) HM
37 Ohio, Erie County, Milan — Milan / Erie County
• Birthplace of Thomas A. Edison, February 11, 1847. • A Moravian village, Pequotting, 1804–1809. • First permanent white settlers came in 1816. • Milan village platted, 1817; incorporated February 23, 1833. • Ship’s canal to lake . . . Map (db m90656) HM
38 Ohio, Erie County, Milan — 4-22 — Milan Canal Basin1839-1867
Milan was a leading Great Lakes port after the completion of the 3-mile Milan Canal in 1839. Center of activity was the Milan Basin at this site where produce was brought from area farms for shipment to lake and world ports through 14 warehouses by . . . Map (db m39910) HM
39 Ohio, Erie County, Milan — Milan Civil War Memorial
Dedicated to the Soldiers of Milan Twp. July 4, 1867 Wilderness Spotsylvania Cold-Harbor Petersburg Cedar-Creek Gettysburg Lookout Mtn. Mission Ridge Knoxville Cold Harbor Atlanta Petersburg Franklin . . . Map (db m204595) WM
40 Ohio, Erie County, Milan — Milan Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the men and women of Milan, Ohio who have served and are serving in our armed forcesMap (db m204579) WM
41 Ohio, Erie County, Milan — Original Bell Installed May 1891
Wt. 8:21 Lbs. Cost $.20 Lb. June 26, 1998 lightning struck and burned the complete tower Refurbishing completed Labor Day 1998Map (db m204580) WM
42 Ohio, Erie County, Milan — The Last Mission of the Moravians1787–1791 and 1804–1809
The last mission of the Moravians in the Valley of the Huron in the Ohio Country was at the Indian Village of Pettquottink, now Milan.Map (db m90658) HM
43 Ohio, Erie County, Milan — Thomas A. Edison Birthplace
Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the historic sites act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United . . . Map (db m204574) HM
44 Ohio, Erie County, Milan — Thomas Alva EdisonMilan's Native Son and the World's Greatest Inventor — February 11, 1847 - October 18, 1931 —
This statue was presented in 2018 as a gift to the people of the Village of Milan, Ohio from the sculptor Alan Cottrill as a token of appreciation for their collective efforts in successfully lobbying to have a statue of Thomas Edison permanently . . . Map (db m178362) HM
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45 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — "The Star Spangled Banner"
After witnessing the unsuccessful British attack against Fort McHenry on September 13 and 14, 1814, Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star Spangled Banner," which in 1931 was made the national anthem by Act of Congress. The manuscript, in Key's . . . Map (db m204908) HM
46 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — “The Early Birds”
Dedicated in memory of those early aviation pioneers “The Early Birds.” Between the years 1910-1917, aviators Weldone B. Cooke and Tom W. Benoist had aeroplane factories and flying schools in Sandusky which had a very important . . . Map (db m141806) HM
47 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — Adams Street Double House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m204589) HM
48 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — Benjamin Franklin Epitaph
Franklin wrote out a copy of his epitaph - one of the most famous in the English language- and presented it to Samuel Morris in Philadelphia on August 31, 1776. The original manuscript belongs to Colonel Richard Gimbel. The Body of B. . . . Map (db m204892) HM
49 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — Bill Of Rights
On September 25, 1789, the Congress proposed twelve articles of amendments to the Constitution of the United States. Except for the first two, they were ratified by the required number of states by December 15, 1791, and thus who renumbered and . . . Map (db m204910) HM
50 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — Boots On The Ground
Dedicated to all who served or currently serving in the United States Military. American Legion 41 Ohio Veterans home Volunteer Advisory Committee, Inc. Dedicated November 11, 2016Map (db m207919) WM
51 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — Cable Park Historic District
Erie County Fairgrounds — 1865-1899 Planned Residential Area developed 1905-1938 by Laurence Cable and sons, Fran and EdwardMap (db m150124) HM
52 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — Cedar Downs Racing DerbyCedar Point
One of the largest of the famous racing derby rides built by Prior & Church in the early 1920's. It was originally built for Euclid Beach Park near Cleveland, Ohio, where it was a popular ride for 47 years. Cedar Point purchased the ride in . . . Map (db m178480) HM
53 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — 17-22 — Cedar Point“The Queen of American Watering Places”
Cedar Point became a popular beach resort in the late 1870s, when visitors traveled to the peninsula by steamboat from Sandusky. The Grand Pavilion (1888), the oldest building in the park, dates from this era. Promoter George Boeckling formed the . . . Map (db m3026) HM
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54 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — Cedar Point’s Magnum XL-200Ace Roller Coaster Landmark
The American Coaster Enthusiasts recognizes Cedar Point’s Magnum XL-200 as an ACE Roller Coaster Landmark, a designation reserved for rides of historical significance. It premiered on May 6, 1989, as the world’s tallest and fastest . . . Map (db m178483) HM
55 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — Charles, Daniel and Gustave Frohman
Born at this site in the 1850s. Moved to New York City in 1864. Became famous theatrical producers and managers.Map (db m182702) HM
56 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — 3-22 — Cholera Cemetery / In Honor of the DoctorsIn Honor of the Doctors
Marker Front: Of the city's 5,667 people in 1849, 3,500 fled, and 400 of those remaining were victims of cholera. Most are buried here, some only in rough boxes in a common grave. The scourge came again in 1850 and 1852 but with less toll. . . . Map (db m79100) HM
57 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — 33-22 — Cooke-Dorn House / Eleutheros Cooke
Cooke-Dorn House. The house is named for its first and last private owners. Built for Eleutheros and Martha Cooke in 1843-1844, this Greek Revival home was originally located on the corner of Columbus Avenue and West Washington Row. Rush . . . Map (db m182693) HM
58 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — Desert Storm Memorial Tree
"In tribute to our Desert Storm Veterans" Operation Pride 1991Map (db m204804) WM
59 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — Donahue Hardware
This Property Has Been Placed On The National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m117808) HM
60 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — Emancipation Proclamation
This proclamation, issued on January 1, 1863, freed the slaves in the territory in rebellion against the United States. It did not abolish slavery: that required a constitutional amendment the original proclamation, bearing Lincoln's signature . . . Map (db m204897) HM
61 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — Emmanuel United Church Of Christ
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62 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — 29-22 — Erie County Jail / Sandusky Library
Erie County Jail. The Erie County Jail was built in 1882-1883 in the Gothic style. Constructed of blue limestone, the $45,750 facility featured 26 cells, the sheriff’s residence, and boasted then modern innovations including chrome steel bars . . . Map (db m141925) HM
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63 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — Erie County Korean War Memorial
Lest we forget Freedom is not freeMap (db m204614) WM
64 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — Erie County Southwest Asia Theater of Opperation Memorial
Dedicated to the men and women of Erie County who served in the US Armed Forces in support of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and, all past and future conflicts occurring throughout the Southwest Asia Theatre of Operation.Map (db m204616) WM
65 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — Erie County Spanish American War Memorial
Have in honor you who linger here. The boys from Erie-Co. Ohio, who volunteered and served in humanity's cause during the Spanish American War. 1898-1902Map (db m204814) WM
66 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — Erie County Veterans Memorial
Civil War James Anderson • Zenas W. Barker, Jr. • Henry Barney • Franklin P. Bartow • George L. Bartow • Andrew Bengel • Horace H. Bill • Andrew Bradley • James P. Brisbane • Samuel C. Brown • Solomon Brown • Thomas . . . Map (db m204617) WM
67 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — Erie County Vietnam War Memorial
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68 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — Erie County World War I Honor Roll
Dedicated to and in honor of the mothers and wives of Erie County Ohio whose sons and husbands served their country in the World War. These gave their lives in service. Robert Adkerson • Austin J. Atwood • Joseph F. Baier • . . . Map (db m204816) WM
69 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — Erie County World War II Memorial
In Memory Of All W W II VeteransMap (db m204602) WM
70 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — First Congregational Church
The United States Department of Interior has placed this property on the National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m204586) HM
71 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — 7-22 — Fort Sandusky
Erected by the British near this junction in 1761; destroyed during Pontiac's Conspiracy of 1763. The fort was strategically located near Indian towns and trading posts on the Great Indian trail between Detroit and Pittsburgh.Map (db m20435) HM
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72 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — G.A. Boeckling Building
This building served as Cedar Point's winter offices from 1928 and after for Mr. Boeckling, the entrepreneur who first developed the resort into an amusement park. Because the Bay freezes in the winter, this site offered a convenient location to . . . Map (db m117811) HM
73 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — Gold Star Families Memorial
In honor of those families who gave their sons and daughters to defend AmericaMap (db m204599) WM
74 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — 5-22 — Good Samaritan Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital was formed for the purpose of maintaining and operating an institution for the sick and injured. Under the direction of Rev. William W. Farr and Mr. C.C. Keech, the cornerstone was laid June 27, 1876. The hospital was . . . Map (db m142163) HM
75 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — 9-22 — Grace Episcopal Church
This building was begun in 1835 and was completed in 1844. It is the oldest church building in continual use in Sandusky and incorporates a portion of the original structure. This marker commemorated the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of the . . . Map (db m79103) HM
76 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — Hitching Postca. 1870
Originally located on Hayes Avenue, in front of this hospital. A gift of the City of Sandusky, 1977.Map (db m182700) HM
77 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — 30-22 — Holy Angels Catholic Church
Holy Angels Catholic Church is the mother church of Sandusky. Reverend Joseph P. Machebeuf, a French Missionary, began ministering to Catholics in the Sandusky area in late 1839. Soon after William H. Mills offered five lots, $530, and the . . . Map (db m142162) HM
78 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — Hubbard Building
Owned by Lester Hubbard, this Romanesque building was built in 1855 and was designed by architect Sheldon Smith who later occupied the 3rd floor. It was home to the Cosmopolitan Art and Literary Association, a national organization devoted to the . . . Map (db m117809) HM
79 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — I Have A Dream
Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech, delivered on August 28, 1963, was not a legal brief on the specifics of the civil rights bill, nor an intellectual treatise on the plight of the oppressed. It was a fervent, emotional sermon, forged out of the . . . Map (db m204916) HM
80 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — In Flanders' Fields
In Flanders' Fields the Poppies blow between the crosses, row on row, that mark our place, and in the sky the larks bravely singing fly, scarce heard amid the guns below. We are dead. Short days ago we lived, felt dawn, . . . Map (db m204803) WM
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81 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — Jackson Jr. High School
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m199678) HM
82 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — Jay Cooke
Jay Cooke was born on this site August 10, 1821. Financier and promoter of The Northern Pacific Railroad, he sold bonds to finance the Union during the Civil War 1861-1865.Map (db m117804) HM
83 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address
John F. Kennedy, at 43, was not only the youngest American President over elected, but was also the first 20th century president to be actually born in that century. Thus, His inaugural address on January 20, 1961, was viewed by many as heralding . . . Map (db m204905) HM
84 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — Johnson’s Island
Johnson’s Island, in the Bay opposite Sandusky, was a prison for Confederate soldiers 1862-1865. Nothing remains of the prison except its cemetery and the earthworks of two old forts.Map (db m183076) HM
85 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — 23-22 — Jury of Erie County Women / Erie County Courthouse
Jury of Erie County Woman. "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 . . . Map (db m79097) HM
86 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — 8-22 — Kilbourne Plat
Hector Kilbourne, a Freemason and the surveyor who make the original plat of Sandusky (as Portland) in 1816, laid out the streets to form the Masonic emblem. Huron and Central Avenue are the arms of the compass, Elm and Poplar Streets the sides of . . . Map (db m79104) HM
87 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — Knute Rockne Wedding
Legendary University of Notre Dame Head Football Coach Knute Rockne married Bonnie Skiles of Kenton, Ohio in the rectory of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church on July 15, 1914. Father William F. Murphy officiated. The two met in the summer of . . . Map (db m141931) HM
88 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — Lester S. Huber House
Lester S. Huber House built in 1852 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m199680) HM
89 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — Mayflower CompactGovernor Bradford's Account
The Mayflower Compact, the first written constitution in America, was signed by 41 adult, male passengers aboard the Mayflower, November 11, 1620, off Cape Cod, prior to the landing at Plymouth. This version by William Bradford, second . . . Map (db m204890) HM
90 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Home Civil War Memorial
Patriotic citizens of Ohio mourn their Soldier-Sailor dead, veterans of '61 to '65. Their self sacrifice and deeds of valor are worthy of emulation. Whether we fight or whether we fall by saber-stroke or rifle-ball, the hearts of the free . . . Map (db m204880) WM
91 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — 1 — Ohio Veterans HomeFun Facts — Where's Waldo —
• On November 19 1888, the first seventeen Civil War veterans arrived at the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Home. • The Soldiers' and Sailors' home has been in continuous operation since 1888.Map (db m204815) HM
92 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — 15-22 — Ohio Veterans Home(Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, 1888-1979)
Following the Civil War, many of Ohio's disabled and wounded veterans found inadequate provisions for their long-term needs. In response, the Grand Army of the Republic's Department of Ohio lobbied for a state-operated veterans' home. In 1886 . . . Map (db m79101) HM
93 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — 19-22 — Ohio Veterans Home(Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, 1888-1979)
Following the Civil War, many of Ohio's disabled and wounded veterans found inadequate provisions for their long-term needs. In response, the Grand Army of the Republic's Department of Ohio lobbied for a state-operated veterans' home. In 1886 . . . Map (db m79102) HM
94 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — 3 — Ohio Veterans HomeFun Facts — Where's Waldo —
• In 1969 women Veterans could seek assistance from the Sandusky home. • In 2003 a second Ohio Veterans Home was opened in Georgetown, Ohio. Map (db m204818) HM
95 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — 4 — Ohio Veterans HomeFun Facts — Where's Waldo —
• Today the Sandusky Ohio Veterans Home houses approximately 660 residents. • By 2005, more than fifty thousand veterans had resided at what was now known as the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky.Map (db m204820) HM
96 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — 22-22 — Old Perkins Cemetery
Using the power of eminent domain, the United States Government purchased 9,000 acres of land in Perkins Township, Erie County, Ohio to build the Plum Brook Ordnance Plant in 1941, displacing many families and businesses. This tract included the . . . Map (db m79099) HM
97 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — 18-22 — Old Sandusky Post Office
This U.S. Post Office building, Sandusky’s third, opened in 1927, replacing a smaller building at Columbus Avenue and Market Street. It is notable for its fine Neoclassical-style architecture and its unusual curved portico. It was added to the . . . Map (db m141801) HM
98 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — Oran Follett
Residence of Oran Follett, 1798–1894. Editor – Railroad Official – Publisher Lincoln-Douglas Debates. A worthy Citizen.Map (db m142007) HM
99 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — Perry's Monument
Dominating the Put-in-Bay skyline is Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial, a 352 foot high Greek Doric column erected between 1912 and 1915. The memorial commemorates Oliver Hazard Perry's naval victory over a British squadron at the . . . Map (db m204900) HM
100 Ohio, Erie County, Sandusky — SanduskyFounded 1817
An Indian camp formerly called Ogontz Place by Chief Ogontz of the Ottawa Tribe. Sandusky, founded 1817 by Hon. Zalmon Wildman, Judge Isaac Mills, George Hoadley. Incorporated 1824, Dr. George Anderson, Aaron C. Corbet, Cyrus W. Marsh, Alexander . . . Map (db m142010) HM

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