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
Sandusky. • Early Indian village of Ogontz; also French & British trading post. •
1816 – platted as town of Portland; English version of Indian name, “San Dus Tee,” adopted in 1818. •
First Connecticut . . . — — Map (db m79098) HM
First Marker Weldon B. Cooke, Thomas W. Benoist, Reinhardt N. Asumus experimented in early aviation from this site 1912 - 1927.
Second Marker One of Sandusky Shipyard Sites
Sail and Steamboats were built 1864-1933
Among the . . . — — Map (db m90709) HM
The Methodist Episcopal Church pioneered
organized religion in Perkins Township
1811, then in Sandusky when the Rev. Alfred
Brunson preached the city’s first sermon in
January, 1818. In 1829 the Methodists built
Sandusky’s first church, on West . . . — — Map (db m142005) HM
Piers were in existence here as early as 1846. Later three long piers were built by the Baltimore and Ohio Railway for commercial use. Iron ore, grain, lumber, sand, crushed stone and packaged freight were shipped from this point. The B&O Railway . . . — — Map (db m90708) HM
Originally, this site housed the West House, a hotel which sometimes sheltered the guards for Johnson's Island, the Confederate officers' prison camp across Sandusky Bay.
The building was erected by William F. Seitz and his sons as a complete . . . — — Map (db m117810) HM
Statue of Liberty, the symbol of freedom that stands on Liberty (formerly Bedlowe's) Island in New York Harbor. The statue officially entitled "Liberty Enlightening the World," was placed in the harbor as a symbol to arriving voyagers of the . . . — — Map (db m204915) HM WM
The Nazis, who launched World War II in 1939, were forced to surrender in the Spring of 1945, it was nearly 3 a.m., 0241 hours, on May 7 at Rheims when the unconditional surrender of "all forces on land, sea, and air” under German control was . . . — — Map (db m204895) HM
The Boy with the Boot is the official symbol of the City of Sandusky. This statue is a replica of the 1895 original which stood in this fountain for many years. Produced by the J. W. Fiske Ironworks, New York City, the historic statue is now in the . . . — — Map (db m141893) 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 m182694) HM
The original copy of the Gettysburg Address. in Lincoln's own handwriting, which he held as he delivered the address on November 19, 1863, belongs to the Library of Congress at
Washington. The text is reproduced here.
In 1862 James J. Hinde and Jacob J. Dauch established a baling business to sell straw to paper mills, and in 1886 they became partners in a bankrupt mill on Pierce Street then known as the Sandusky Paper Company. Under their leadership the company . . . — — Map (db m90651) HM
President James Monroe enunciated the famous Monroe Doctrine in his address to congress of December 2, 1823. "The American Continents, by the free and independent conditions which they have assumed and maintained, are henceforth not to be . . . — — Map (db m204894) HM
The Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote, was adopted on August 26, 1920. The original, in the form of a Congressional resolution, is in the National Archives at Washington.
Built in 1889 by the local firm A. Feick & Bro. (now
Feick Contractors), this fine example of late Victorian/
Italianate architecture was one of only three built
especially by the International Order of Odd Fellows
for their lodge activities. . . . — — Map (db m204593) HM
Marker Front: 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, nursed, concealed, disguised, and . . . — — Map (db m79108) HM
This concretion was formed in sedimentary deposits over the ages. An unusually large specimen, it was found in 1911 on Mills Street and brought to this site at the behest of Professor E.L. Moseley, who was noted for his studies of Lake Erie and his . . . — — Map (db m142013) HM
Many homes in Sandusky and other parts of Erie County were stations on the Underground Railroad before and during the Civil War. Residents provided food, shelter, clothing, and transportation to Canada. Harriet Beecher Stowe used Sandusky as the . . . — — Map (db m79105) HM
This memorial is dedicated to those whose lives have been lost in military operations but not during times of conflict
1st Lt. John F. Kiffer, U.S. Air Force, 6/12/32 - 6/15/56 •
Lt. Brad A. Jacobs, U.S. Navy, 9/28/60 - 12/5/88 •
Spc. D. . . . — — Map (db m204813) WM
Donated through the generous support of Ohio Foundation Veterans Organization and caring citizens in appreciation for service rendered to their country by the residents of the Ohio Veterans Home. — — Map (db m204808) WM
The first Venice flour mill was built on this site in 1822. Russell Heywood of Buffalo bought the mill in 1831 and rebuilt it in 1833. Fed by water from underground springs, the mill was in almost constant operation. . . . — — Map (db m20476) HM