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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Sandusky County, Ohio

Clickable Map of Sandusky 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> Sandusky County, OH (43) Erie County, OH (76) Huron County, OH (14) Ottawa County, OH (41) Seneca County, OH (21) Wood County, OH (93)  SanduskyCounty(43) Sandusky County (43)  ErieCounty(76) Erie County (76)  HuronCounty(14) Huron County (14)  OttawaCounty(41) Ottawa County (41)  SenecaCounty(21) Seneca County (21)  WoodCounty(93) Wood County (93)
Adjacent to Sandusky County, Ohio
    Erie County (76)
    Huron County (14)
    Ottawa County (41)
    Seneca County (21)
    Wood County (93)
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1Ohio (Sandusky County), Bellevue — 5-72 — Circuit Riders / Bishop John Seybert
Circuit Riders The Methodists first entered the Ohio territory in 1785 followed soon by the United Brethren in Christ and the Evangelical Association. Circuit riders were appointed to their circuit by their bishops and ordained by the . . . Map (db m97309) HM
2Ohio (Sandusky County), Burgoon — Mull Covered Bridge / Covered Bridges
Mull Covered Bridge The Mull Covered Bridge was built in 1851 by the Henry Mull Family to allow for safe passage across Wolf Creek and easy access for trade to the Mull mill. The bridge was open for traffic until 1962 when the road was . . . Map (db m165701) HM
3Ohio (Sandusky County), Clyde — 9-72 — General James Birdseye McPherson
Side A : "General James Birdseye McPherson" James Birdseye McPherson was born in Hamer's Corners (now Clyde) on November 14, 1828. He left this house at age 13 to work in nearby Green Springs. He attended Norwalk Academy and West Point, where he . . . Map (db m31737) HM
4Ohio (Sandusky County), Clyde — James Birdseye McPherson
Dedicated to the memory of James Birdseye McPherson Born at Clyde, Ohio, Nov. 14, 1828, Graduated from West Point, 1853; Appoited Brevet Second Lieutenant of Engineers 1853; Appointed Captain Aug. 6, 1861; Served in the field at the opening of the . . . Map (db m20473) HM
5Ohio (Sandusky County), Clyde — McPherson Birthplace
Here stood the log cabin where General James B. McPherson was born Nov. 14, 1828.Map (db m31735) HM
6Ohio (Sandusky County), Clyde — 3-72 — McPherson Cemetery
Named for Major General James B. McPherson, buried here July 29, 1864. Here also are graves of George Burton Meek, U.S.N., first American serviceman killed in the War with Spain; Congressional Medal of Honor recipients Charles H. McCleary, Civil . . . Map (db m25926) HM
7Ohio (Sandusky County), Fremont — Ball’s Battlefield
Major Ball’s Squadron 2nd Light Dragoons U.S. Army while escorting Col. Wells 17th U.S. Infantry from Major General Harrison’s headquarters at Fort Seneca to relieve Major Croghan of the command of Fort Stephenson for alleged insubordination in . . . Map (db m17967) HM
8Ohio (Sandusky County), Fremont — C44 — Brady's IslandOhio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . Map (db m20568) HM
9Ohio (Sandusky County), Fremont — Captain Samuel Thomson
In honor of - Captain Samuel Thomson, - wounded at Lundy’s Lane, Canada in the second war with Great Britain, and the soldiers of Sandusky County in the War with Mexico, 1846-1848.Map (db m87264) HM
10Ohio (Sandusky County), Fremont — Cleveland GatewayMcKinley Memorial Parkway
In honor of Grover Cleveland 22nd President of the United States and President-Elect for the Term 1893 - 1897 and William McKinley Governor of Ohio 1892 - 1896. Later 24th President of the United States 1897 - 1901. Mourners at the Funeral of their . . . Map (db m91955) HM
11Ohio (Sandusky County), Fremont — Colonel Webb C. Hayes, M.H.
By his gift and endowment of Spiegel Grove with the Hayes Homestead and Hayes Memorial, he preserved for future generations this typical American home as a memorial to his beloved parents.Major 1st Ohio Cavalry through the campaigns in Cuba and . . . Map (db m59822) HM
12Ohio (Sandusky County), Fremont — Croghan Gateway
. . . Map (db m87263) HM
13Ohio (Sandusky County), Fremont — 1-72 — Fort StephensonWar of 1812
[Marker Front]: Victoriously defended by Major George Croghan. Battle of Fort Stephenson, August 2, 1813. Built on this spot 1812-1813 and named for Col. Mills Stephenson, one of its builders. [Marker Reverse]: Major . . . Map (db m18093) HM
14Ohio (Sandusky County), Fremont — Fort Stephenson
Most Gallantly Defended By Major George Croghan With but 160 men Against 1300 British and Indians Under Gen. Proctor and Tecumseh On August 2, 1813 Map (db m31784) HM
15Ohio (Sandusky County), Fremont — C — Fort StephensonOhio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
2 blocks south - site of Fort Stephenson Here, in 1813, Major Croghan with only 160 men and the cannon, "Old Betsy," heroically defended the fort against over 2800 British and Indians. Map (db m135741) HM
16Ohio (Sandusky County), Fremont — FremontCounty Seat of Sandusky County, Ohio
The Junquindundeh of the Indians, and the Lower Sandusky of the Revolutionary War and War of 1812. — An old neutral town of the Eries used as a refuge on the destruction of the Huron commonwealth by the Iroquois in 1650. — . . . Map (db m18293) HM
17Ohio (Sandusky County), Fremont — FremontCounty Seat of Sandusky County. Ohio
The Junquindundeh of the Indians, and the Lower Sandusky of the Revolutionary War and War of 1812. — An old neutral town of the Eries used as a refuge on the destruction of the Huron commonwealth by the Iroquois in 1650. — . . . Map (db m31731) HM
18Ohio (Sandusky County), Fremont — General Harrison's Mess TableWar of 1812
On the Indian trail leading from the headquarters of Major General Harrison at Fort Seneca on the Sandusky River to Fort Meigs on the Maumee River.Map (db m141384) HM
19Ohio (Sandusky County), Fremont — C42 — Great Gathering PlaceOhio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . Map (db m135707) HM
20Ohio (Sandusky County), Fremont — Harrison Trail
Connecting the Forts of the Sandusky Valley in War of 1812.Map (db m91953) HM
21Ohio (Sandusky County), Fremont — In Commemoration
Lt. Colonel Wm. C. Shortt, Lt. J.G. Gordon, 1 sergeant, 1 drummer, and 21 rank and file of the 41st Regiment, British regulars, who died in the assault on Fort Stephenson, August 2, 1813, and the succeeding amity between the contending nations.Map (db m18291) HM
22Ohio (Sandusky County), Fremont — C43 — Indian Gantlet and Race CourseOhio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Indian Gantlet and Race Course »»«« From the present State Street to the railroad bridge was a famous Indian race track and gantlet run by captives. James Whittaker ran it so well that he was adopted and given . . . Map (db m31692) HM
23Ohio (Sandusky County), Fremont — Maj. Gen’l. James B. McPherson
In honor of Maj. Gen’l. James B. McPherson, the highest in rank and command killed during the war and the veterans of Sandusky County in the War for the Union, 1861-1865.Map (db m87266) HM
24Ohio (Sandusky County), Fremont — Near This Spot
British cannon from Commodore Barclay's fleet bombarded Major Croghan in Fort Stephenson August 1 and 2, 1813. General Proctor attempted to capture the fort by assault with his Wellington veterans assisted by Indians under Tecumseh. Major Croghan . . . Map (db m18285) HM
25Ohio (Sandusky County), Fremont — Old Betsy
Cannon used by Major George Croghan Against the British and Indians in the defense Of Fort Stephenson Aug. 1st and 2nd 1813 Map (db m31795) HM
26Ohio (Sandusky County), Fremont — C — Pontiac ConspiracyOhio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
Site of camps during the Pontiac Conspiracy Here Bradstreet's British expedition camped in 1764. Also the farthest point west reached by colonial forces under command of Israel Putnam. Map (db m135756) HM
27Ohio (Sandusky County), Fremont — Portage Trail
Near this spot an old footpath bypassed the lower rapids of the Sandusky River from midtown Fremont south to Tindall Bridge. Along this trail Indian portaged their canoes around swift rapids. This was the Old Sandusky-Scioto Trail, an ancient . . . Map (db m18189) HM
28Ohio (Sandusky County), Fremont — Rutherford B. Hayes
. . . Map (db m88525) HM
29Ohio (Sandusky County), Fremont — 2-72 — Sandusky County FairgroundsSite of camps during the Pontiac Conspiracy — Ohio Historical Marker —
Here Bradstreet's British expedition camped in 1764. Also farthest point west reached by colonial forces under command of Col. Israel Putnam. These grounds purchased in 1870 by the Sandusky County Agricultural Society.Map (db m26322) HM
30Ohio (Sandusky County), Fremont — Sandusky-Scioto Trail- Used by Indian, British and Colonial Rangers -
Roger's Colonial Rangers against the French, 1760. Bradstreet's British army against Pontiac, 1764. Butler's British Rangers against Crawford, 1782. Proctor's British army against Ft. Stephenson, 1813. Called, after the American invasion of . . . Map (db m18209) HM
31Ohio (Sandusky County), Fremont — Soldiers Memorial Parkway of Sandusky County
In memory of our soldiers, sailors and Marines, who gave their lives in the service of their country. World War 1917, Mexican Border 1916, China Relief Expedition 1900, Philippine Insurrection 1899, War with Spain 1898.Map (db m91957) WM
32Ohio (Sandusky County), Fremont — Soldier's Monument
[North Side of Monument] To him who hath Borne the battle And to his widow and his orphans. Erected by the people of Sandusky Co., 1885 ———— [East Side of Monument] Liberty and Union now . . . Map (db m41893) WM
33Ohio (Sandusky County), Fremont — Spiegel GroveRutherford B. Hayes Home
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 States. U.S. Department . . . Map (db m59354) HM
34Ohio (Sandusky County), Fremont — 8-72 — Spiegel Grove
The twenty-five acre estate Spiegel Grove was the home of Rutherford Birchard Hayes, the 19th president of the United States. Spiegle Grove received its name from the German word "spiegel," meaning mirror, describing pools that collect beneath the . . . Map (db m59825) HM
35Ohio (Sandusky County), Fremont — Spiegel Grove
Spiegel Grove was purchased in 1845 by Rutherford B. Hayes’s uncle Sardis Birehard. He named it for the reflecting pools of water which collect after a rainfall. “Spiegel” is the German word for mirror. Birehard completed the . . . Map (db m100714) HM
36Ohio (Sandusky County), Fremont — Spiegel Grove State Park
Northern Entrance Old Sandusky Scioto Trail Lake Erie to Ohio River connecting the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes with the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers The Harrison Trail War of 1812 Bird and Game SanctuaryMap (db m87262) HM
37Ohio (Sandusky County), Fremont — C45 — Whittaker's ReserveOhio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . Map (db m31720) HM
38Ohio (Sandusky County), Green Springs — Seneca John, Noted Chief
Seneca John, Noted Chief was executed near this spot, easterly, by his tribe, in 1828, charged with witchcraft — North 30 rods is the boundary of the reservation.Map (db m31733) HM
39Ohio (Sandusky County), Vickery — The Underground Railroad/Escaping Slavery In North Central OhioHistoric Underground Railroad Site
(side 1) The Underground Railroad The Underground Railroad was neither underground nor a railroad, but a system of loosely connected safe havens where those escaping the brutal conditions of slavery were sheltered, fed, clothed, . . . Map (db m160782) HM
40Ohio (Sandusky County), Woodville — Milestones
Along this highway (now US 20) milestones like this were placed mile on the Maumee and Western Reserve Turnpike between Lower Sandusky (now Fremont) and Perrysburg. The turnpike was completed in 1827 and the mile markers were installed in 1842. . . . Map (db m31665) HM
41Ohio (Sandusky County), Woodville — Milestones
Along this line stand the old Milestones of the Maumee & Western Reserve Turnpike between Lower Sandusky now Fremont....L S and Perrysburg........P The Turnpike built 1824-27, is now Route 20 between Bellevue & . . . Map (db m31683) HM
42Ohio (Sandusky County), Woodville — Trail Tree
Indians lived in this area until 1817. They marked forest trails by bending young trees to point the way. The ancient hackberry tree, just west of the bridge, bent when young, points to a shallow crossing of the Portage . . . Map (db m31661) HM
43Ohio (Sandusky County), Woodville — 6-72 — Woodville “The Lime Center of the World” / Maumee and Western Reserve Turnpike
Woodville “The Lime Center of the World.” Woodville and the surrounding area is situated in the center of a huge deposit of some of the purest dolomitic limestone in the world. The absence of cracks in the rock stratum and relatively . . . Map (db m4024) HM
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