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Erie County, Ohio


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History & History-related items

City Attractions


Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The Ohio state capital is Columbus.
The population of Sandusky is approximately 29,764 (1990), 25793 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 13,416 (1990), 11082 (2010).
The amount of land area in Sandusky is 25.996 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 30.948 sq kilometers.
The distance from Sandusky to Washington DC is 358 miles.
The distance to the Ohio state capital is 102 miles. (as the crow flies)
Sandusky is positioned 41.45 degrees north of the equator and 82.71 degrees west of the prime meridian.


on the shore of Lake Erie in north-central Ohio between Toledo and Cleveland. It is about 55 miles east of Toledo and 60 miles west of Cleveland.
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History & History Related Items

The name of Sandusky is supposed to be from the Indian phrase, "Lac-san-dou-ske," which means "lake of cold water."

A history page for Sandusky.
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Follett House Museum
404 Wayne Street
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
Phone: 419-627-9608

Erie County Fair
Held each August
3110 Columbus Avenue
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
Phone: 419-625-1000

Maritime Museum of Sandusky
125 Meigs Street
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
Phone: 419-624-0274
Fax: 419-627-1563

Learn more about the area at this informative site.
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Sandusky City Government

Sandusky City Manager
222 Meigs St
Sandusky, OH 44870-2835
Phone: 419-627-5844

Sandusky is the county seat for Erie County.


Official Eric County website Erie County Sheriff official site

Sandusky Historical Events

21 March 1904
document was signed by Herb & Myers on March 21st, 1904. It is a Declaration for Widow's Pension for G.G.Grandmother after G.G.Grandfather (Michael Herb) died. It also states that she received $ 58.00 life insurance.

1854, Feb. 20

G.G.Grandfather, Michael Herb, a Civil War Vet. that lived at 121 John St. was married in Sandusky, Ohio Feb.20th, 1854, at St.Peter & Pauls church. Michael and his bride were married by Father Buff, thanks to the information in a letter written by Father Wm F. Murphy, April 7th 1904. G.G.Grandmother was the daughter of G.G.G.Grandfather Geo. Schumacker, Sr. of Sandusky, Ohio. They moved to Wisconson where their first 3 children were born: Julia 7/10/1855, Kathrin 4/25/1857, and my G.Grandmother, Mary(Schoder)1/29/1859.

They went to Philadelphia Pa. where G.G.Grandfather enlisted into the 5th Pa cav. 65th vol company L., better known as Kautz's Cavalry, which played a big part at the Siege of Petersburg and the Richmond campaign. He was at Appomattox when Lee surrendered to Grant. After he enlisted, the rest of the family returned to Sandusky, Ohio. His youngest son, Michael R. Herb, was a co-owner of the, one-time, largest department store in Sandusky, Ohio, The Herb And Myers Store. This was the first Department store in the city of Sandusky. He went into the venture with a friend by the name of Frank H. Myers. The store was called Herb & Myers. It became automated with the first elevator that was introduced to the city. It had a belt driven cup the customer would put the price sticker in and the money, it would go up to a second level where the change was made and then returned to the customer with a thank you note. After many years Myers broke off with Herb. After that time Herb continued with the business with himself being the sole owner.

Sandusky Chamber

Erie County Chamber Of Commerce
225 W Washington Row
P.O. Box 620
Sandusky, OH 44870
Phone: 419-625-6421
Fax: 419-625-7914
Serving Erie County and Sandusky, Ohio

Sandusky Organizations

Erie County Chamber Of Commerce
225 W Washington Row
P.O. Box 620
Sandusky, OH 44870
Phone: 419-625-6421
Fax: 419-625-7914
Serving Erie County and Sandusky, Ohio

Sandusky Libraries

Sandusky Library
114 West Adams Street
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
Phone: 419-625-3834
Fax: 419-625-4574
Dial-Up: 419-625-4322
email the library:

Genealogy information from the local library.

Sandusky Schools

Erie County Board Of Education
2900 Columbus Ave
Sandusky, OH 44870-5554
Phone: 419-625-6274

Sandusky City School District
407 Decatur St
Sandusky, OH 44870-2442
Phone: 419-626-6940

Sandusky High School
2130 Hayes Ave
Sandusky, OH 44870-4740
Phone: 419-621-2743

Sandusky High School Alumni Association
Post Office Box 2401
Sandusky, Ohio 44871-2401

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