Historical Markers in
Sandusky County, Ohio

1st Lt. Edward J. Snyder 9/11 Public Safety Service Memorial Albert Seiler Alfons J. Wyss Alfred Myers Along this line stand the old Milestones American Elm Anthony F. Maier Arthur N. Berry Ball’s Battlefield Bernardine Stetzel Mural Bert J. Hale Berthart Cabel Brady's Island C.L.G. Nieman Captain Samuel Thomson Carl Eisenhart Carl H. Drenning Charles A. Fought Charles Englehart Charles Heffner Charles Koons Charles L. Keller Charles R. Shade Christopher C. Layman Law Office Circuit Riders / Bishop John Seybert Clement Gabel Cleveland Gateway Clifford C. Niebling Clyde Hawk Colonel Charles L. Meyer Colonel Webb C. Hayes, M.H. Corporal Edgar Thurston Croghan Gateway Dale Cunningham David Cherry, Jr. Dedicated To All Submariners Dennis Whelan Earl Dempsey Edward H. Hartman Emerson Camp No. 53 Emery Deitemyer Emil Strickler Flag Memorial Park Floyd C. Starkey Fort Stephenson Fort Stephenson Fort Stephenson Frank Craig Frank L. Reiber Frank S. Stevenson Frank W. Emerson Fred C. Mitchell Fremont Fremont Friendship Between The Sister Cities General Harrison's Mess Table General James Birdseye McPherson George B. Meek Georgine Marisay Corrigan Gibsonburg Veterans Memorial Glenn Richards Gorman Healing Garden Great Gathering Place Grund Drug Co. Harold R. Balsizer Harrison Trail Harry A. Bolton Harry A. Schall Healing Garden Henry G. Knauer Henry H. Clayton In Commemoration In Memory Of Sandusky County's POWs Indian Gantlet and Race Course Irvan A. Bennett Isaac N. Courtney James A. Smith James Birdseye McPherson John A. Ward John E. Krauss John Lowe John P. Henry John P. Knudson John Tetter Joseph Bartlett House Leroy V. Mackey Lockhead T-33A "Shooting Star" Log Meeting House Log Smoke House Lorenz Chochard Louis Pressler Luther W. Westerhause Lynn H. Martin Maj. Gen’l. James B. McPherson Marshall S. Greene McPherson Birthplace McPherson Cemetery Melvin J. Knepper Memorial Gateway Memorial To Veterans Milestones Milestones Minnie Louise Failing Home Mull Covered Bridge / Covered Bridges Near This Spot Old Betsy On September 11, 1941, Ground Breaking Started On The Pentagon. Exactly 60 Years Later… On This Spot In 1790 Orrin G. Franks Perry R. Schneider Phillip Bowe Phillip M. Anderson Phyllis C. Schnoor Ameling Pontiac Conspiracy Portage Trail POW ★ MIA POW-MIA Memorial Pvt. August B. Mischke Pvt. John W. Stine Ralph Billow Ralph W. Wright Raymond J. Swint Raymond R. Jones Robert R. Benner Roman L. Chudzinski Rutherford B. Hayes Samuel C. Jackman Sandusky County Fairgrounds Sandusky County Honor Roll Sandusky County Korea & Vietnam Veterans Memorial Sandusky County Memorial Park Sandusky County Veterans Memorial Sandusky County Vietnam Veterans Killed In Action Sandusky County World War II Honor Roll Sandusky-Scioto Trail Sandusky-Scioto Trail Scott Damschroeder Seneca John, Noted Chief Sgt. Charles V. Garber Sgt. Clifford O'Brien Sgt. James J. Feeney Sgt. John C. Fader Sgt. Louis Triphon Sherwood Anderson Site Of Salem's Church Site Of St. Paul's Church Smoky The Clown Soldiers Memorial Parkway Soldiers Memorial Parkway of Sandusky County Soldiers Memorial Parkway Of Sandusky County Soldiers Memorial Parkway Of Sandusky County Soldier's Monument Solomon Lutheran School Spiegel Grove Spiegel Grove Spiegel Grove Spiegel Grove State Park St. Paul's Church Sugar Creek Cemetery Survivor Tree The Bent And Twisted Metal Before You The Frederick Fabing House The Green Mountain Linden Tree The Millstones The Underground Railroad / Escaping Slavery In North Central Ohio The Village Of Gibsonburg Welcoms You To Williams Park Town Hall Bell Trail Tree Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church United States Of America Congressional Medal Of Honor Recipients Veterans Memorial Flag Walter H. Endle Watching Over Them Wayne F. Baumann Wendelle C. Miller Village Park Wesley Saam West Union Cemetery Veterans Memorial Whittaker's Reserve William E. Allen William H. Pump William J. Wott William Welker Woodville World War I Memorial Woodville “The Lime Center of the World” / Maumee and Western Reserve Turnpike
The Ohio River Valley was home to several Native American cultures before European settlement, including the Adena and Hopewell cultures. These cultures left behind many burial mounds and other archaeological sites that are now protected and preserved by the state of Ohio.
Sandusky County is located in northern Ohio and has a rich history that stretches back centuries. The area that is now Sandusky County was once home to indigenous tribes, including the Wyandot and Ottawa peoples, who lived off the land along the Sandusky River.

The first European settler in the area was Josiah Hedges, who arrived in 1812 and established a trading post near what is now Fremont. The settlement quickly grew as more pioneers moved in, attracted by the fertile soil and convenient river transportation. In 1820, the county was officially established, named after the nearby Sandusky River.

Sandusky County played an important role in the underground railroad, with several abolitionists helping escaped slaves find freedom in Canada. Fremont served as a major hub for the underground railroad, and prominent anti-slavery advocates such as John C. Fremont and Rutherford B. Hayes called the county home.

The county also has a strong agricultural tradition, with farming being a major industry since its early days. Today, Sandusky County is known for its diverse agriculture, including corn, soybeans, wheat, and livestock. The county is also home to several industrial companies and manufacturing facilities.

Over the years, Sandusky County has seen growth and development, while still preserving its historical heritage. Today, visitors can explore the county's rich history through its museums, historical landmarks, and annual festivals that celebrate its past.

This timeline provides a glimpse into the major events and milestones that have shaped the history of Sandusky County, Ohio.

  • Prehistoric times: Native American tribes inhabited the area, including the Erie, Wyandot, Ottawa, and Huron peoples.
  • Late 1700s: European-American settlers began moving into the region, establishing small communities.
  • 1820: Sandusky County was officially established by the Ohio General Assembly, named after the Sandusky River.
  • 1834: The county seat was located in Fremont, which became the largest city in the county.
  • 1840s: The construction of the Miami and Erie Canal through the county fueled economic growth and industrial development.
  • 1850s: Sandusky County played a key role in the Underground Railroad, helping escaped slaves find freedom in Canada.
  • 1860s: Sandusky County residents actively participated in the American Civil War, with many soldiers fighting for the Union Army.
  • Late 1800s: Industrialization continued to expand with the rise of the railroad, leading to further economic growth.
  • 20th century: Sandusky County became known for its agricultural production, particularly in dairy farming and crop cultivation.
  • 1950s-1960s: The development of the Ohio Turnpike brought increased highway access, boosting tourism and commercial activity.
  • 1980s-present: Sandusky County has focused on preserving its historical heritage and promoting tourism through various attractions and events.