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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Port Clinton, Ohio

 
Clickable Map of Ottawa County, Ohio and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Ottawa County, OH (58) Erie County, OH (86) Lucas County, OH (248) Sandusky County, OH (163) Wood County, OH (193)  OttawaCounty(58) Ottawa County (58)  ErieCounty(86) Erie County (86)  LucasCounty(248) Lucas County (248)  SanduskyCounty(163) Sandusky County (163)  WoodCounty(193) Wood County (193)
Port Clinton is in Ottawa County
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      Lucas County (248)  
      Sandusky County (163)  
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1Ohio (Ottawa County), Port Clinton — American Expedition 1813Across the De Lery Portage
From Fort Seneca to Detroit and the invasion of Canada as noted in Captain R.B. McAfee's history 1816. Major General Harrison on receiving word of Commodore Perry's victory proceeded to Fort Stephenson and "issued his orders for the movement of . . . Map (db m18252) HM
2Ohio (Ottawa County), Port Clinton — Boundary MarkerNorthwest
The Western Reserve 41° N. Latitude 120 Miles Northwest Boundary Marker of the Connecticut Western Reserve. Conveyed to the United States, September 11, 1786 Map (db m31727) HM
3Ohio (Ottawa County), Port Clinton — 4-62 — Camp Perry
In an effort to improve the marksmanship of Ohio soldiers, Adjutant General Ammon B. Critchfield established Camp Perry, an Ohio National Guard Military Training site on the shore of Lake Erie in 1906. Camp Perry was named after Commodore Oliver . . . Map (db m177753) HM
4Ohio (Ottawa County), Port Clinton — C47 — End of Harrison's Trail In Ohio - War of 1812Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
. . . Map (db m18174) HM
5Ohio (Ottawa County), Port Clinton — 3-62 — Erie Proving Ground
Established as Camp Perry Proving Ground, March, 1918, and later designated Erie Proving Ground, Erie Ordinance Depot, and Erie Army Depot. Artillery, tank guns, and armor plate were proof tested here during wartime periods. Over 5,000 persons were . . . Map (db m177754) HM
6Ohio (Ottawa County), Port Clinton — Erie Township Veterans Memorial
. . . Map (db m170789) WM
7Ohio (Ottawa County), Port Clinton — Fort Sites / De Lery Portage / French Expedition 1754
South face:Fort SitesFort Sites Here near the peninsula carrying place where earlier British traders may have had a post, French soldiers built in 1750 and 1751 a small palisaded fort later called "Sandoski." Lt. deLery . . . Map (db m20524) HM
8Ohio (Ottawa County), Port Clinton — Indian Mill Stone
This stone, with indentations on the top making natural bowls, was used for grinding corn. It was found at the site of old Fort Sandoski which stood on the north shore of Sandusky Bay overlooking the south end of the De Lery Portage.Map (db m41341) HM
9Ohio (Ottawa County), Port Clinton — Old French War - Pontiac's Conspiracy - Revolutionary War / French Expedition, 1754
East Face:Old French War - Pontiac's Conspiracy - Revolutionary War Northern terminus of the old Indian waterway and land trail the Sandusky-Scioto Route from Lake Erie to the Ohio River used from the earliest records by the Indian and . . . Map (db m165788) HM
10Ohio (Ottawa County), Port Clinton — 10-62 — Ottawa County Courthouse
As the county seat. Port Clinton is home to the present Ottawa County Courthouse, completed on May 20, 1901 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. Constructed in the Richardson Romanesque style, the exterior of the . . . Map (db m171471) HM
11Ohio (Ottawa County), Port Clinton — Ottawa County Veterans Memorial
In Honor of All Who Served In The Armed Forces Of The United States Of America This memorial is dedicated to the men and women who served in the defense of our great nation. Dedicated June 14, 2018Map (db m171472) HM
12Ohio (Ottawa County), Port Clinton — Port Clinton Light Station
One of the earliest lighthouses on Lake Erie, Port Clinton's first lighthouse was a forty-foot split-stone tower erected at mouth of the Portage River in 1833. A detached stone dwelling provided living quarters for the lighthouse keeper and his . . . Map (db m171473) HM
13Ohio (Ottawa County), Port Clinton — Port Clinton Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to those who gave their lives in the cause of freedom Homer D. Gardner Post 2480 V.F.W. Port Clinton Post 113 American Legion Perry Wargo Chapter 29 D.A.V.Map (db m171846) WM
14Ohio (Ottawa County), Port Clinton — 19-62 — Railroad Importance to Camp Perry
The railroad has been vital to Camp Perry since it was established in 1906. Rail accessibility was a deciding factor in the site's selection when choosing locations for the Ohio National Guard rifle range. The area needed to be accessible from . . . Map (db m178686) HM
15Ohio (Ottawa County), Port Clinton — War of 1812
Captain Barclay's British Fleet transporting General Proctor's British army sailed up the Sandusky River to make their assault on Fort Stephenson August 1st and 2nd 1813 of which General Sherman wrote: "The defense of Fort Stephenson by Croghan . . . Map (db m165786) HM
16Ohio (Ottawa County), Port Clinton — 16-62 — World's Shortest Airline
In 1936, Milton Hersberger, an early barnstormer and accomplished aviator, purchased the first Ford Tri-Motor to be used for air service to the nearby Lake Erie Islands. Affectionately known as the "Tin Goose," the legendary all-metal Ford Tri-Motor . . . Map (db m177752) HM
 
 
Jan. 19, 2022