Historical Markers

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Historical Markers2018-08-21T13:17:51+00:00

Erie County has over 70 historical markers.

These markers are scattered throughout Erie County—along roads and streets, in front of buildings, in parks and parking lots, along trails—but the majority are located in Sandusky and Huron and Huron Township. The database in our website identifies each marker by name, and location. An image of each marker is also included in the database.  Each marker highlights something significant in the story of Erie County—a special event, a unique structure, the birthplace of a notable person. The list is long and varied. Taken together, they represent much of the significant history of the county.
The Erie County Historical Society is committed to maintaining the 24 markers it has sponsored and has set up a program of regular maintenance for each marker. Some are 60 years-old, others are relatively new. The Ohio History Connection is responsible for administering the Ohio Historical Marker program on a state-wide basis. The program “identifies, commemorates, and honors the people, places, and events that have contributed to the state’s rich history.” More information about the program, including a database of all historic markers in the state of Ohio, is available through a special website maintained by the OHC: www.remarkableohio.org

Area Historical Marker Quick Links

City of Sandusky Historical Markers
Perkins Township Historical Markers
Bay View / Castalia / Margaretta Township Historical Markers
Huron City and Huron Township Historical Markers
Oxford Township Historical Markers
Vermilion City and Vermilion Township Historical Markers
Village of Milan Historical Markers
Birmingham Historical Markers
Kelleys Island Historical Markers

City of Sandusky Historical Markers

Underground Railroad Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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The Underground Railroad

Shoreline Park / 411 East Shoreline Drive

Abolition Boats Provide Escape To Freedom In Erie County Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Abolition Boats Provide An Escape To Freedom In Erie County

Shoreline Park / 411 East Shoreline Drive

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Shoreline Park

Shoreline Park / 411 East Shoreline Drive

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Early Aviation

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Sandusky Shipyard Sites

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Ohio’s First Railroad

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Johnson’s Island

The Johnson’s Island Historical Marker is featured on the Downtown Sandusky Historic Walking TourLearn more about this marker.

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Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad Historical Marker is featured on the Downtown Sandusky Historic Walking TourLearn more about this marker.

Hinde & Dauch Paper Company Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Hinde and Dauch Paper Company

The Hinde and Dauch is featured on the Downtown Sandusky Historic Walking TourLearn more about this marker.

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First Cemetery in Sandusky

Jay Cooke Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Birthplace of Jay Cooke

The Birthplace of Jay Cooke is featured on the Downtown Sandusky Historic Walking TourLearn more about this marker.

Grace Episcopal Church Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Grace Episcopal Church

Sandusky Plat Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Kilbourne Plat

The Kilbourne Plat Historic Marker is featured on the Washington Park Historic Walking TourLearn more about this marker.

Erie County Courthouse Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Erie County Courthouse

The Erie County Courthouse is featured on the Washington Park Historic Walking TourLearn more about this historic site.

Jury Of Erie County Women Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Jury of Erie County Women

The Jury of Erie County Women Historic Marker is featured on the Washington Park Historic Walking TourLearn more about this historic marker.

Sandusky Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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City of Sandusky

The City of Sandusky Historic Marker is featured on the Washington Park Historic Walking TourLearn more about this historic marker.

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Erie County

The Erie County Historic Marker is featured on the Washington Park Historic Walking TourLearn more about this historic marker.

Sandusky Library Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Sandusky Library

Erie County Jail Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Erie County Jail

Oran Follet Home Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Oran Follett Home

Sandusky's First Congregation Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Sandusky’s First Congregation – 1818

The Trinity United Methodist Church is featured on the Washington Park Historic Walking TourLearn more about this historic site.

Knute Rockne Wedding Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Knute Rockne Wedding

The Knute Rockne Wedding Historical Marker is featured on the Washington Park Historic Walking TourLearn more about this historic site.

The Firelands Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Origin of the Firelands

Cable Park Historic District Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Cable Park Historic District (aka Old Erie County Fairgrounds)

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Frohman Birthplace

Village Of Venice Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Village of Venice

Fort Sandusky Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Fort Sandusky

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Cholera Cemetery

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In Honor of the Doctors

Cedar Point Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Cedar Point: Queen of American Watering Places

Good Samaritan Hospital Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Good Samaritan Hospital

Old Sandusky Post Office Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Old Sandusky Post Office

The Old Sandusky Post Office is featured on the Washington Park Historic Walking TourLearn more about this historic site.

Inaugural Meeting of the Ohio Hospital Association Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Inaugural Meeting of Ohio Hospital Association

Holy Angels Catholic Church Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Holy Angels Catholic Church

Perkins Township Historical Markers

Ohio Veterans Home Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Ohio Veterans Home

Old Perkins Cemetery Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Old Perkins Cemetery

Bay View / Castalia / Margaretta Township Historical Markers

Medusa Portland Cement Company Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Medusa Portland Cement Company

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Snow’s Grist Mill

Huron City and Huron Township Historical Markers

First Cedar Point Road Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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First Cedar Point Road

The Firelands Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Origin of the Firelands

War of 1812 Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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War of 1812 in Erie County

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John Baptiste Flemmond

Old Main Street Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Old Main Street

Wright House Underground Railroad Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Wright House Underground Railroad

The Huron Playhouse Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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The Huron Playhouse

Christ Episcopal Church Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Christ Episcopal Church

Huron's First Inhabitants Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Huron’s First Inhabitants

Huron's Maritime History Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Huron’s Maritime History

Old Woman Creek Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Old Woman Creek

Old Homestead On The Lake Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Old Homestead-on-the-Lake

Old Meeker Farm Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Old Meeker Farm

Lake Shore Electric Railway Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Lake Shore Electric Railway

Huron Lighthouses - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Huron Lighthouses

Oxford Township Historical Markers

Bloomingville Settlement Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Bloomingville Settlement 1810

Vermilion City and Vermilion Township Historical Markers

Huron Iron Company Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Huron Iron Company

Lake Shore Electric Railway Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Lake Shore Electric Railway

Lester Allan Pelton Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Lester Allan Pelton

Village of Milan Historical Markers

Birthplace of Thomas A Edison Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Birthplace of Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931)

Edison Recalls Milan Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Edison Recalls Milan

Milan Canal Basin Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Milan Canal Basin

Erie County Milan Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Erie County

Milan Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Milan

Port of Milan (Erie Metroparks)

Abandoned Schooner Idaho - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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Abandoned Schooner Idaho

Birmingham Historical Markers

M.A. Harrison Airfield Marker - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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M.A. Harrison Airfield

Kelleys Island Historical Markers

German Reformed Church - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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The German Reformed Church

The Church Parsonage - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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The Church Parsonage

The North Quarry and the Kelley’s Island Lime & Transport Co.

Island House - Kelley's Island - Erie County Ohio Historical Society
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The Island House