Historical Markers in
Wyandot County, Ohio

1000 feet east - site of Fort Ferree Alice Fleck McGann American Revolution Memorial Bench Battle Island Battle Island Benches Burning of Crawford Carey Carey Korea & Vietnam Veterans Memorial Carey Revolutionary Soldiers Memorial Carey Veterans Memorial Carey World War Memorial Co. B 2nd O.V.I. Veterans Memorial Col. William Crawford Colonel Crawford Colonel William Crawford / The 1782 Sandusky Campaign Crawford Memorial Park Departure of the Wyandot Indians Fort Ferree - Overland Inn - Indian Spring Harrison Smith Park Veterans Memorial Historic Oak in Sycamore, Ohio Historic Salem Church John Stewart Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area Korean War Neil A. Armstrong Parker Bridge PFC William Naus Memorial Robbins Post No. 91 G.A.R. Grove Robert "Robby" Lee Sheriden Cave Stephan Lumber Company / “The Shawshank Redemption” Woodshop Stepping Stones Park Sycamore's Original Fire Bell Tarhe The Lincoln Highway The Original St. Edwards Church The William Walker Jr. House This Flagpole to Crawford's Burning / to Battle Island to Fort Morrow / to Fort Ferree To Religion Education And Patriotism Tschanen Elm Upper Sandusky Upper Sandusky Upper Sandusky Veterans Memorial Veterans Memorial War of 1812 Memorial Bench Welcome to The Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation West End Elementary School William Naus VFW Post 2842 Upper Sandusky, Ohio Wyandot County Courthouse & The Shawshank Redemption Wyandot County Veterans Memorial Wyandot County Veterans Memorial Wyandot County Vietnam War Memorial Wyandot County War of 1812 Veterans Memorial Flagpole Wyandot County World War I Memorial Wyandot County World War II Memorial Wyandot County's Cold War Veterans Memorial Bench Wyandot County's Korean War Veterans Memorial Bench Wyandot County's Persian Gulf War Veterans Memorial Bench Wyandot County's WWI Veterans Memorial Bench Wyandot County's WWII Veterans Memorial Bench Wyandot Indian Council House Wyandot Mission Church Wyandot Museum Wyandott Indian Mission "Enjoy The Day” Bench
The Ohio Statehouse, located in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the oldest working statehouses in the United States. Construction on the building began in 1839 and was completed in 1861.
Wyandot County is located in northwest Ohio and has a rich history that dates back to the early 1800s. The county was originally inhabited by Native American tribes, including the Wyandot people, from whom the county derived its name. In 1812, the Wyandot signed a treaty with the United States government, relinquishing their lands in Ohio and moving westward. This opened up the area for settlement by European Americans.

The first permanent European American settlers arrived in Wyandot County in 1843, and the county was officially established in 1845. The early years of settlement were challenging as pioneers had to clear forests and prairie lands for agriculture. The county developed slowly but steadily, with the construction of roads and railroads facilitating trade and transportation.

During the mid- to late-1800s, Wyandot County experienced significant growth in population and economy. The discovery of natural gas in the late 1800s brought an influx of industries, such as glass manufacturing and oil refining. The county also became known for its agriculture, particularly corn and wheat production. The development of educational institutions, infrastructure, and social organizations contributed to the county's progress and prosperity.

In the 20th century, Wyandot County continued to evolve and adapt to changing times. The decline of the glass industry in the early 1900s led to a shift towards manufacturing and retail trade. The county also saw advancements in infrastructure, including the construction of highways and the growth of urban areas. Today, Wyandot County is a vibrant community with a diverse economy that includes manufacturing, agriculture, and services, and it continues to be shaped by its rich history and the spirit of its residents.

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

  • 1785 - Wyandot County established by the Northwest Territory
  • 1813 - Battle of the Thames fought in present-day Wyandot County during the War of 1812
  • 1845 - Wyandot County officially organized as a separate county
  • 1850 - First railroad enters the county, boosting transportation and economic development
  • 1861-1865 - Wyandot County residents serve in the Union Army during the American Civil War
  • 1876 - Wyandot County Courthouse, a prominent local landmark, is completed
  • 1890s - Agricultural boom with the introduction of new machinery and improved farming techniques
  • 1940s-1950s - Wyandot County experiences post-World War II growth, expanding industries and population
  • 2007 - Wyandot County Bicentennial celebrates 200 years of history and community