Milan is a village in Erie and Huron counties in the U. S. state of Ohio. The population was 1,367 at the 2010 census, it is best known as the birthplace of Thomas Edison. The Erie County portion of Milan is part of the Sandusky Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Huron County portion is part of the Norwalk Micropolitan Statistical Area. Milan village was platted by Ebenezer Merry in 1817 on the site of a abandoned Moravian Indian mission village, named "Petquotting". Mr. Merry dammed the Huron River below the village and established "Merrys Mills", a gristmill and sawmill in the river valley. Milan village named'Beatty', was incorporated as'Milan' in 1833, in large measure to finance the construction of the Milan Canal, it was well known for its cat houses, that locals say, he'd return every three months to visit his step sister and cousin there. Prior to the advent of railroads, regional farmers had to bring their harvests to Lake Erie ports by wagon; the sandy and wet prairies north and west of Milan were not crossed by a wagon with a heavy harvest load.
Beginning in 1826, local investors proposed a ship canal that would make Milan a lake port that could conveniently connect to the new Erie Canal, allowing direct regional commerce with New York City. Construction of the Milan Canal began in 1833 and it opened to lake navigation on July 4, 1839; the peak year of commerce was 1847. For 15 years or more, the village prospered as one of the busiest ports on the Great Lakes. Large numbers of wagons bringing agricultural products to Milan would line up for miles to the south. During the canal era, Milan became the birthplace of businessman and inventor Thomas Alva Edison, the small hillside brick home where he was born on February 11, 1847 is open to the public as a museum, he lived in Milan until he was 7 years of age, when his family moved to Michigan. Local brokerages and trading houses exchanged the agricultural commodities of farmers for currency and trade goods brought in across Lake Erie from the East by way of the Erie Canal; the Milan Canal was deep and directly connected to Lake Erie, allowing Lake Erie schooners to transport goods to and from Milan without the use of small, shallow-draft canal boats required on other canals.
The confluence the deep ship-bearing canal, the great agricultural fertility of the regional Ohio soils, the direct access to New York markets by way of the Erie Canal made Milan a retail center from the 1830s to the early 1850s. However, with the advent of railroads in the 1850s, the canal-borne prosperity terminated. In 1868, the canal's feeder dam failed due to a flood, permanently ending Milan's direct connection to the lake; the original canal route can be observed and followed today along the Erie MetroParks "Huron River Greenway." The deep canal and inland harbor served as a ship building center, in part because of extensive local stands of white oak timber used in ship building. 60 ships were built in Milan between 1840 and 1867. During the period, the canal-based prosperity allowed the construction of a large number of buildings of architectural note. Today, Milan retains a significant number of both residences and commercial buildings from the 19th century, representing typical architectural styles of the time.
From the late 1820s and into the 1830s, Federal Style buildings were constructed, many of which survive. In the 1840s and 50s, the Greek Revival style predominated in Milan, as it did in the rest of the Connecticut Western Reserve. Today, Milan’s neighborhoods abound with original Greek Revival houses, along with a number of other Victorian architectural styles. With the threat of proliferating railroads, mid-century canal interests were able to prevent their incursion into Milan; this isolated the village from the flourishing post-Civil War economy that occurred in other Midwestern towns. Milan’s development and expansion terminated in the 1850s and 60s. Today, the majority of the canal-era mansions and other buildings remain intact, making Milan one of the finest sites for 19th-century architectural history in the Midwest; the Kelley Block on the village square, along with the impressive great houses on all of the village’s streets are remarkably preserved. In 2002, Milan was selected by The National Trust for Historic Preservation as a Distinctive Destination.
Melon farming prospered in the area due to sandy, fertile soil, Milan hosts the "Milan Melon Festival" annually on Labor Day weekend. Although many residents commute to other cities for employment, the general culture of the area is decidedly rural and historic; because of its limited development after the closure of the canal, Milan retains the ambiance of a 19th-century village with New England cultural and architectural affinities Milan is located at 41°17′36″N 82°36′5″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.21 square miles, of which 1.19 square miles are land and 0.02 square miles are water. The Huron River flows just north of the village square; as of the census of 2010, there were 1,367 people, 509 households, 370 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,148.7 inhabitants per square mile. There were 551 housing units at an average density of 463.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 97.5% White, 0.7% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.2% from other races, 0.9% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population. There were 509 households of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together
Bellevue is a city in Erie and Sandusky counties in the U. S. state of Ohio, 45 miles southeast of Toledo. The population was 8,202 at the 2010 census; the National Arbor Day Foundation has designated Bellevue as a Tree City USA. The Sandusky County portion of Bellevue is part of the Fremont Micropolitan Statistical Area, while the Huron County portion is part of the Norwalk Micropolitan Statistical Area; the small portion of the city that extends into Erie county is part of the Sandusky Micropolitan Statistical Area. Bellevue was the home of Henry Morrison Flagler when he partnered up with John D. Rockefeller to start Standard Oil. Flagler went on to build the Florida Overseas Railroad, to Key West, Florida; the property of his former Bellevue residence on Southwest Street is the current location of the Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum. The city derives its name from a railroad official. Bellevue is located at 41°16′33″N 82°50′32″W. According to the 2010 census, the city has a total area of 6.25 square miles, of which 6.14 square miles is land and 0.12 square miles is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 8,202 people, 3,296 households, 2,148 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,335.8 inhabitants per square mile. There were 3,662 housing units at an average density of 596.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 96.3% White, 0.6% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.7% from other races, 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.2% of the population. There were 3,296 households of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, 34.8% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.01. The median age in the city was 36.5 years. 26% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 47.9% male and 52.1% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 8,193 people, 3,332 households, 2,242 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,619.8 people per square mile. There were 3,559 housing units at an average density of 703.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 97.77% White, 0.27% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.82% from other races, 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.56% of the population. There were 3,332 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.7% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.01. In the city the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 males. The median income for a household in the city was $88,100, the median income for a family was $98,173. Males had a median income of $76,601 versus $44,189 for females; the per capita income for the city was $58,932. About 1.3% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.5% of those under age 18 and 1% of those age 65 or over. Bellevue and the surrounding area was served by The Bellevue Gazette; the Gazette closed in June 2016, is no longer in operation. Bellevue is located on U. S. Route 20, which forms West Main Street. State Routes 18, 269, 113 run through the city. There is no public transportation, such as passenger taxis. Bellevue is served by the Ohio Turnpike via U. S. Route 20 and State Route 4. During the first half of the 20th century, Bellevue was a busy railroad hub of the Nickel Plate Road, it remains today as a hub for the Norfolk Southern Railway, which operates a massive railroad yard in Bellevue.
From Bellevue, Norfolk Southern Lines extend northeast to Cleveland, north to Sandusky, northwest to Toledo, west to Fort Wayne and south to Columbus. The Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway operates a line from Bellevue that extends east to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Brittany Binger - June 2007 Playboy Playmate Henry Flagler - Standard Oil tycoon, developer of Eastern Florida and "Father of Miami", began his business career in Bellevue in the 1840s Mildred Gillars - radio personality during World War II, best known for propaganda broadcasts for Nazi Germany. S. Commander of the Pacific-Southern Naval Coastal Frontier during World War II Daniel M. Harkness - half brother of Henry Flagler and his son William L. Harkness, investors in Standard Oil Stephen V. Harkness - who invested as a silent partner with Henry Morrison Flagler and oil titan John D. Rockefeller, Sr. in the founding of Standard Oil. Stephen's son Lamon V. Harkness was born in Bell
Danbury Township, Ottawa County, Ohio
Danbury Township is one of the twelve townships of Ottawa County, United States. The 2000 census found 4,631 people in the township, 3,869 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township. Danbury is an Unincorporated community located within the southwest portion of the Township on the southwest portion of the Marblehead Peninsula along the shore of the Sandusky Bay. Lakeside is an Unincorporated community a Census Designated Place located at 41°32′36″N 82°45′5″W along the shore of Lake Erie in the Northeast portion of the Township on the Northeast portion of the Marblehead Peninsula; the entire community is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Lakeside Historic District. Lakeside Marblehead is an Unincorporated community located in the Northeast portion of the Township on the Northeast portion of the Marblehead Peninsula along the shores of Lake Erie. Lakeside Marblehead borders Marblehead. Marblehead is a Village located at 41°32′5″N 82°43′45″W in the Eastern portion of the Township and the Eastern portion of the Marblehead Peninsula along the shores of Lake Erie.
It is the only Danbury Township statewide. This township is included in the region known as the Firelands and was a part of Huron County, it was named for Danbury, the native home of a large share of the first settlers. Huron County was established by the Ohio General Assembly on February 7, 1809 and, at the time, comprised present-day Erie County. Johnson's Island, the location of a significant Prisoner-of-war camp during the Civil War, is located in Sandusky Bay just south of the Marblehead Peninsula, it is now a part of the village of Marblehead. Located at the eastern point of the county at the end of the Marblehead Peninsula, it borders the following townships: Kelleys Island - northeast, across Lake Erie Sandusky - southeast, across Sandusky Bay Margaretta Township, Erie County - south, across Sandusky Bay Portage Township - west Catawba Island Township - northwest The median age of males is 48.0 years of age. The median age of females is 48.6 years of age. The median income for a household in the township was $55,578 in 2008.
In 1999, the median income for a household in the township was $47,434. The township is governed by a three-member board of trustees, who are elected in November of odd-numbered years to a four-year term beginning on the following January 1. Two are elected in the year after the presidential election and one is elected in the year before it. There is an elected township fiscal officer, who serves a four-year term beginning on April 1 of the year after the election, held in November of the year before the presidential election. Vacancies in the fiscal officership or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees. Louis C. Shepard, Medal of Honor recipient during the Civil War. County website
Oxford Township, Erie County, Ohio
Oxford Township is one of the nine townships of Erie County, United States. It is part of the Sandusky, Ohio micropolitan statistical area and the Cleveland-Akron-Canton Combined Statistical Area; the 2010 census recorded fewer than any other township in Erie County. However, the township's population gain of 9.6% since the 2000 census population of 1,096 is the largest increase in entire county. A small section of NASA Glenn Research Center's Plum Brook Station facility is located in Oxford Township. Most notably, the Space Power Facility ---the world's largest thermal vacuum chamber---is located in the northeastern corner of the township. Located in the southwestern part of Erie County, it borders the following townships: Perkins Township - north Huron Township - northeast Milan Township - east Norwalk Township, Huron County - southeast Ridgefield Township, Huron County - south Lyme Township, Huron County - southwest Groton Township - west Margaretta Township - northwestNo municipalities are located in Oxford Township, although the unincorporated community of Bloomingville lies in the northern part of the township.
Oxford Township is part of the Firelands. Oxford Township lies within two river watersheds; the majority of the township is within the Huron River watershed while the northwestern area of the township is within the Sandusky Bay watershed. The majority of the topography of the township includes flat to rolling land. In the far southeast portion of the township, the topography becomes rugged with steep cliffs and dense woods near the west branch of the Huron River; some of the cliffs are over 100 feet high. There are some small waterfalls near Peru Center Road and Schaffer Road that are 75 feet high. Two state natural areas are located within this township. Erie Sand Barrens State Nature Preserve, a 32-acre park in the northwest part of the township, can be accessed from Mason Road and Taylor Road; the 296-acre Milan State Wildlife Area in the southeast part of the township can be accessed from State Route 113 and Lovers Lane. Oxford Township is one of only thirty townships located in a unique subregion of the Connecticut Western Reserve, known as the Firelands.
Established in 1792, this half-million-acre tract of land was given by the Connecticut Legislature to the citizens of towns which were invaded and damaged by British troops during the American Revolutionary War. It is one of six Oxford Townships statewide. All of Oxford Township is located within the Ohio 9th District of the US House of Representatives. Marcy Kaptur is the elected official for this district, which spans the Lake Erie shoreline from Toledo to the western suburbs of Cleveland. All of Oxford Township is located within the Ohio State 2nd Senate District. Mark Wagoner is the elected official for this district. All of Oxford Township is located within the Ohio State 80th House District. Dennis Murray is the representative for this district; the township is governed by a three-member board of trustees, who are elected in November of odd-numbered years to a four-year term beginning on the following January 1. Two are elected in the year after the presidential election and one is elected in the year before it.
There is an elected township fiscal officer, who serves a four-year term beginning on April 1 of the year after the election, held in November of the year before the presidential election. Vacancies in the fiscal officership or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees; the Ohio Turnpike passes through Oxford Township, as does Ohio State Routes 99 and 113. Other important county and township highways include Mason Road, Patten Tract Road, Ransom Road, Strecker Road, Thomas Road. Addresses in Oxford Township have several different ZIP codes: 44846, in the east 44847, in the southwest 44857, in the far southeast 44870, in the northTelephone numbers in Oxford Townships have one of two area codes, either 419 or 567. Children from Oxford Townships attend one of three different public school districts: The Berlin-Milan Local School District, in the east The Monroeville Local School District, in the south The Perkins Local School District, in the northwestParochial schools are located in the nearby towns of Monroeville and Sandusky.
Residents are protected by the Erie County Sheriff's Department, North Central EMS, one of two volunteer fire departments: the Groton Township fire department, for residents in the western part of the township. County website
New London, Ohio
New London is a village in Huron County, United States. The population was 2,461 at the 2010 census; the village motto, "The Right Place at the Right Time" was chosen in the late twentieth century by former Mayor Dorothy Sholes. New London has been designated Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation; the first permanent settlement at New London was made in 1816. The village was named after New London, the native home of a share of the early settlers. New London was incorporated in 1853. New London is located at 41°5′9″N 82°23′50″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.54 square miles, of which 2.21 square miles is land and 0.33 square miles is water. New London is bound to the north and east by New London Township, to the south by Ruggles Township in Ashland County; the village is located 24 miles south of Lake Erie. New London's economy is tied to agriculture and manufacturing. Although well within the Great Lakes region and arguably located at the center of the Rust Belt, significant influences from New England and the South have contributed to New London's cultural identity.
The village was founded by settlers from Connecticut along with neighboring communities in the Firelands in the early nineteenth century. The village's New England heritage is most evident in its architecture, the names of local families, the presence of a village green. In the mid twentieth century, at the climax of the manufacturing boom in the Great Lakes region, New London welcomed an influx of new residents from the Appalachian South - Eastern Kentucky - to work in fields and factories locally and in nearby metropolitan Cleveland. Today, the influence of these Southerners is most evident in the hospitality and kindness of New London's residents, the close-knit community that has grown up in the midst of such diversity; as of the census of 2010, there were 2,461 people, 960 households, 649 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,113.6 inhabitants per square mile. There were 1,103 housing units at an average density of 499.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 95.8% White, 1.8% African American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from other races, 2.0% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population. There were 960 households of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, 32.4% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.05. The median age in the village was 37.4 years. 26.8% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the village was 48.3% male and 51.7% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 2,696 people, 1,030 households, 701 families residing in the village; the population density was 1,281.8 people per square mile. There were 1,106 housing units at an average density of 525.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 95.88% White, 2.52% African American, 0.19% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, 1.04% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.70% of the population. There were 1,030 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.1% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.9% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.13. In the village, the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.4 males. The median income for a household in the village was $32,813, the median income for a family was $36,360. Males had a median income of $31,133 versus $22,857 for females; the per capita income for the village was $15,509.
About 10.3% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.0% of those under age 18 and 13.3% of those age 65 or over. Chris Castle - Americana singer/songwriter Philip Johnson - American architect Robin Meade - television personality Glenora Richards - American painter Joseph Simon Newman - entrepreneur, poet Tonnie Wybensinger - political consultant Village website
Catawba Island Township, Ottawa County, Ohio
Catawba Island Township is one of the twelve townships of Ottawa County, United States. The 2000 census found 3,157 people in the township. Catawba Island is an unincorporated community located in the Northern portion of the Township and the Northern portion of the Catawba Island Peninsula; the Catawba Island ferry terminal is located within the unincorporated community, the Miller Ferry runs from the terminal to the Put-in-Bay ferry terminal and the Middle Bass ferry terminal. The Catawba Island Nature Preserve is located within the unincorporated community; the township is located in the northeastern part of the county on the northern point of the Marblehead Peninsula, presently forming its own peninsula into Lake Erie — but it was an actual'island'. It borders the following townships: Put-in-Bay Township - north, across Lake Erie Kelleys Island - northeast, across Lake Erie Danbury Township - southeast Portage Township - southwestNo municipalities are located in Catawba Island Township, it is the only Catawba Island Township statewide.
The township's website claims that it was named for the variety of grapes that grew plentifully there, another source claims that it is named for the Catawba tribe, who once lived in the Carolinas. Although not an actual'island', it is presently a peninsula, but in prehistoric times, the Portage River is thought to have flowed into Lake Erie at the'West Harbor' — and this old channel of the river made Catawba into a true island. Prior to about 1804, the British seem to have referred to this island as named'Cunningham's Island'. A large section of this township is within the Firelands region, was a part of'Danbury Township'; the township is governed by a three-member board of trustees, who are elected in November of odd-numbered years to a four-year term beginning on the following January 1. Two are elected in the year after the presidential election and one is elected in the year before it. There is an elected township fiscal officer, who serves a four-year term beginning on April 1 of the year after the election, held in November of the year before the presidential election.
Vacancies in the fiscal officership or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees. Catawba Island is a popular summer destination; the long and protected shoreline provides multiple marinas and cottage communities. The Lake Erie Islands including the Bass Islands and Pelee are all accessible; the Miller Ferry, able to carry cars and pedestrians to and from the islands operates off the tip of the peninsula. County website Township website
Sandusky is a city in the U. S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Erie County. Situated in northern Ohio on the shores of Lake Erie, Sandusky is midway between Toledo to the west and Cleveland to the east. According to 2010 census, the city had a population of 25,793, the Sandusky, Ohio Micropolitan Statistical Area had 77,079 residents. In 2011, Sandusky was ranked No. 1 by Forbes as the "Best Place to Live Cheaply" in the United States. The city has a median family income of $64,000. Sandusky is home to the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company and its flagship amusement park, Cedar Point. Cedar Point has one of the largest collections of roller coasters in the world. Cedar Point includes 17 roller coasters, it is home to the second tallest roller coaster in the Top Thrill Dragster. The National Arbor Day Foundation has designated Sandusky as a Tree City USA; the accepted etymology is that the name "Sandusky" is derived from the Wyandot word saundustee, meaning "water" or andusti, "cold water". In his 1734 history of New France, Charlevoix transliterated the word as "Chinouski".
Sandusky Bay is identified as "Lac Sandouské" on a 1718 map by Guillaume DeLisle. The name "L. Sandoski" appears on a 1733 map. Sandusky Bay was called Lac Ondaské, in another French transliteration of the Wyandot, it was used as the name of an English trading post on the north side of the bay, a French Fort Sandoské that replaced it, a British Fort Sandusky on the south shore of the bay, an American Fort Sandusky upriver at what is now Fremont. This area was a center of trading and fortifications since the 18th century: the English and Americans had trading posts and forts built on both the north and south sides of Sandusky Bay. Development by European Americans of the city of Sandusky, starting in 1818, on the southeast shore of Sandusky Bay, followed settlement of the war of 1812. Part of the city enveloped the site of an earlier small village named "Portland"; the city of Sandusky encompassed most of the entire township, called Portland. Some of the city was built on land occupied by a Native-American man named Ogontz, therefore the city is said to have been built on "Ogontz' place".
Prior to the abolition of slavery in the United States, Sandusky was a major stop for refugee slaves on the Underground Railroad, as some would travel across Lake Erie to reach freedom in Canada. Although Ohio was a free state, they felt at risk from slavecatchers because of bonuses offered under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850; as depicted in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, many refugee slaves seeking to get to Canada made their way to Sandusky, where they boarded boats crossing Lake Erie to the port of Amherstburg in Ontario. Sandusky‘s original plat was designed by surveyor Hector Kilbourne according to a modified grid plan, known today as the Kilbourne Plat. Kilbourne became the first Worshipful Master of the first Sandusky Masonic Lodge known as Science Lodge #50, still in operation on Wayne Street, his design featured a street grid with avenues cutting diagonally to create patterns reminiscent of the symbols of Freemasonry. On September 17, 1835, Sandusky was the site of groundbreaking for the Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad, which brought change to the town.
Industrial areas developed near the railroad and goods were transported through the port. The coal docks located west of downtown still use a portion of the original MR&LE right-of-way, but since the late 20th century, Battery Park Marina was developed on the original site of the MR&LE Railroad after restructuring of the industry reduced traffic on the line. The tracks that ran through downtown Sandusky have since been removed. Most of the downtown industrial area is being redeveloped for other purposes, including marina dockage; the English author Charles Dickens visited the city in 1842, wrote of it in his subsequent travelogue, American Notes. Said Dickens, who rode the newly constructed MR&LE railroad from Tiffin, "At two o'clock we took the railroad. We put up at a comfortable little hotel on the brink of Lake Erie, lay there that night, had no choice but to wait there next day, until a steamboat bound for Buffalo appeared; the town, sluggish and uninteresting enough, was something like the back of an English watering-place out of the season."
The city developed as a center of paper-making. With a mill in the industrial area near the lake, the Hinde & Dauch Paper Company was the largest employer in the city in the early 1900s. Sandusky is located at 41°26′48″N 82°42′33″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 21.91 square miles, of which 9.73 square miles is land and 12.18 square miles is water. Sandusky occupies the defunct township Portland and borders the following townships: Margaretta Township - west and south Perkins Township - south Huron Township - east Sandusky has a humid continental climate, typical of much of the central United States, with warm, humid summers and cold winters. Winters tend to be cold, with an average January high temperature of 32 °F, an average January low temperature of 19 °F, with considerable variation in temperatures. Sandusky averages 28.4 inches of snow per winter. Summers tend to be warm, sometimes hot, with an average July high temperature of 82 °F, an average July low temperature of 66°.
Summer weather is more stable humid with thunderstorms common