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Huron, Ohio Historical Markers

 
Christ Episcopal Church and Marker image, Touch for more information
By J. J. Prats, August 6, 2019
Christ Episcopal Church and Marker
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 m141596) HM
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
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
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

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