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