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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Anderson site, overlooking the Old Woman . . . — — Map (db m142364) HM
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
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
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
Aaron Wright Meeker received 160 acres of Lots 26 and
32 from his parents Stephen and Polly
came to the Firelands from Vermont.
A. W. cut
the trees by hand to build a farm on what would become . . . — — Map (db m141530) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
the street from the island store (the Lodge,
1854). In 1873, Jacob Rush bought the property and . . . — — Map (db m142019) HM
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
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
• 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
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
to the Soldiers of
July 4, 1867
Franklin . . . — — Map (db m204595) WM
Has been designated a
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, 2016 — — Map (db m207919) WM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
• 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
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
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
• 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
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
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
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
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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