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Erie County Court House in Sandusky Ohio, circa 1906

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About Erie County

County Seat: Sandusky
Parent Counties: Huron and Sandusky [At one point Kelley's Island was traded with Ottawa County for the Marblehead Penninsula]
Square Miles: 407
Named for: Native Amreican Tribe.


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ERIE COUNTY was formed in 1838 from Huron and Sandusky counties. The surface to the eve seems nearly level, while in fact it forms a gentle slope from the south line of the county, where it has an elevation of about 150 feet above the lake, to the lake level. It has inexhaustible quarries of limestone and freestone. Read more…

Historical Collections of Ohio
By Henry Howe
Vol. I, Page 364
© 1888


Erie County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of 2000, the population was 79,551. Its county seat is Sandusky[2] and is named for the Erie (tribe), whose name was their word for "wildcat".[3] It is home to the amusement park Cedar Point. It was formed in 1838 from the northern third of Huron County, and a portion of Sandusky County. Read more…

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