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Huron is a city in Erie County, Ohio, United States. The population was 7,958 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Sandusky, Ohio metropolitan statistical area. Erie County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Aerial view of Sandusky, Ohio on Sandusky Bay Muddy brown water fills Sandusky Bay, just south of Lake Erie in this astronaut photograph. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ...

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History and Culture

Huron was at the center of the "Firelands" of the Connecticut Western Reserve, lands offered to residents of Connecticut who had lost property to British raiders during the American Revolutionary War. The first settler in the area that became Huron was a Quebec-born trapper, trader and interpreter named John Baptiste Flemmond, who established a trading post along the east bank of the Huron River in 1792. The Firelands or Sufferers Lands tract was located at the western end of the Connecticut Western Reserve in what is now the U.S. state of Ohio. ... The Connecticut Western Reserve was land claimed by Connecticut in the Northwest Territory in what is now northeastern Ohio. ... Combatants American Patriots France Spanish Empire Dutch Republic Oneida and Tuscarora tribes Polish volunteers Prussian volunteers Kingdom of Great Britain Iroquois Confederacy Hessian mercenaries Loyalists Commanders George Washington Nathanael Greene Gilbert de La Fayette Comte de Rochambeau Bernardo de Gálvez Tadeusz Kościuszko Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben King George... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Official languages French Government - Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault - Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 75 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area Ranked 2nd - Total 1,542,056 km² - Water... The Huron River is located in the north central area of the U.S. state of Ohio. ...

Aerial Photograph of Huron, Ohio, looking due south
Aerial Photograph of Huron, Ohio, looking due south

The village of Huron was incorporated in 1809. Port facilities on the west bank of the Huron River were developed in the 1820s and the town became a major ship building center in the 1830s. The Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway greatly expanded Huron's port on the east bank of the Huron River beginning in 1880. The first cargo of iron ore at the W&LE docks was received May 21, 1884. The port is still in use today, accepting cargoes of iron ore and limestone from lake freighters. Huron was also the home port of several commercial fishing fleets before lake pollution decimated the industry on Lake Erie in the early 1970s. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 750 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1500 × 1200 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 750 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1500 × 1200 pixel, file size: 1. ... The Huron River is located in the north central area of the U.S. state of Ohio. ... The Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway (reporting mark WLE)s oldest predecessor rail line began in Ohio, with the organization of the Carroll County Rail Road on March 9, 1850. ... Year 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... This heap of iron ore pellets will be used in steel production. ... May 21 is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The ill-fated SS Edmund Fitzgerald, built in the classic dual superstructure style with her wheelhouse up near the bow. ... Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish by hooking, trapping, or gathering. ... Lake Erie (pronounced ) is the eleventh largest lake on Earth[2] and, of the five Great Lakes of North America, it is the fourth largest by surface area, the southernmost, shallowest, and smallest by volume. ...


Commercial and industrial development had historically been centered around the port area. By the early 1960s a busy downtown business district had developed, serving local residents and summer tourists. However, with improvements to U.S. Route 6 and Ohio Route 2 bypassing the downtown area and enabling quicker travel to larger neighboring cities, downtown Huron went into decline. Starting in 1967, the City of Huron embarked on a controversial urban renewal program with funding from the U.S. federal government. The city purchased, in some cases by eminent domain, and demolished 38 commercial buildings and private homes; then built a municipal marina, called the Huron Boat Basin, as the focal point of a new downtown. While the "Boat Basin" has become a popular community park and gathering place; extensive redevelopment of the downtown area did not occur as envisioned. New industry and commercial development has more recently occurred on the southern and western city limits. U.S. Route 6 is a main route of the U.S. Highway system, running east-northeast from Bishop, California to Provincetown, Massachusetts. ... Ohio 2 is an east-west highway crossing most of northern Ohio. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... 1999 photograph looking northeast on Chicagos now demolished Cabrini-Green housing project, one of many urban renewal efforts. ... ... Eminent domain (U.S.), compulsory purchase (United Kingdom, New Zealand, Ireland), resumption (Australia) or expropriation (Canada, South Africa) in common law legal systems is the inherent power of the state to expropriate private property, or rights in private property, without the owners consent, either for its own use or...


BGSU Firelands, a satellite college connected to Bowling Green State University, is located just west of the city limits. A separate college of the Bowling Green State University system, BGSU Firelands has been a regional campus of BGSU since 1968. Over 2,000 students in 2006 were enrolled for a wide array of associate, bachelors and graduate degree programs. BGSU Firelands is a a satellite college that is connected to Bowling Green State University. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Huron is the home of the Huron Playhouse, a division of the Bowling Green State University Department of Theatre and Film. The Huron Playhouse, which holds plays in the auditorium of McCormick Middle School, is Ohio's oldest continuing summer theatre. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Closure of ConAgra Elevator

On July 18, 2006; the Ohio Department of Natural Resources announced the purchase of the ConAgra Foods facility in Huron. Concurrently, ConAgra Foods announced the closure of the elevator. The 19.8 acre parcel is a key piece of Huron’s waterfront that the City of Huron will redevelop to provide boating and fishing access with launch ramps, docks and parking facilities. The fate of the elevator and mill complex is undetermined at this time; but the City of Huron envisions a future riverfront development to include restaurants, retail stores, condominiums and greenspace. July 18 is the 199th day (200th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 166 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... ConAgra Foods, Inc. ... ConAgra Foods, Inc. ...


High School Athletics & Co-Curricular Activities

Huron City Schools sports teams are known as the Tigers. The Tigers have recorded numerous athletic successes for both boys and girls, the most recent boys success being their fifth Sandusky Bay Conference football championship in a row (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005). This, along with an SBC championship in soccer, boys basketball, and boys track and field captured for Huron the 2004-2005 SBC All Sports Award for boys. The member schools of the Sandusky Bay Conference. ...


The Lady Tigers have recorded success in volleyball under coach Don Wood, with seven consecutive Sandusky Bay Conference championships, including Division III State titles in 1999 and 2002 and State runner-up in 2001.


The Huron High School Band program, which generally numbers between 70-90 members, performs at all football games as well as at Ohio Music Education Assocition (OMEA) competitions. The band program involves students in grades 8-12, and has performed at Disney World, The University of Akron, The University of Toledo, The Ohio State University, the Huron Municipal Boat Basin, and has consistently received superior and excellent ratings at OMEA District and State Band contests. The band is commanded by Akron alum Ryan Smith. The University of Akron is an institution of higher learning located in Akron, Ohio. ...


Geography

Huron is located at 41°23′59″N, 82°33′54″W (41.399669, -82.564974)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 20.0 km² (7.7 mi²). 12.7 km² (4.9 mi²) of it is land and 7.4 km² (2.8 mi²) of it (36.87%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 7,958 people, 3,315 households, and 2,260 families residing in the city. The population density was 628.3/km² (1,628.6/mi²). There were 3,832 housing units at an average density of 302.6/km² (784.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.37% White, 0.70% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.40% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.63% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 3,315 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.8% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.92. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $52,289, and the median income for a family was $68,625. Males had a median income of $50,105 versus $27,637 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,942. About 2.7% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


External links

Erie County, Ohio
Sandusky, county seat
Cities

Huron | Sandusky | Vermilion Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Erie County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Aerial view of Sandusky, Ohio on Sandusky Bay Muddy brown water fills Sandusky Bay, just south of Lake Erie in this astronaut photograph. ... List of Ohio county seats: Adams County-West Union Allen County-Lima Ashland County-Ashland Ashtabula County-Jefferson Athens County-Athens Auglaize County-Wapakoneta Belmont County-Saint Clairsville Brown County-Georgetown Butler County-Hamilton Carroll County-Carrollton Champaign County-Urbana Clark County-Springfield Clermont County-Batavia Clinton County-Wilmington Columbiana... Aerial view of Sandusky, Ohio on Sandusky Bay Muddy brown water fills Sandusky Bay, just south of Lake Erie in this astronaut photograph. ... Vermilion river marina. ...

Villages

Bay View | Bellevue | Berlin Heights | Castalia | Kelleys Island | Milan Bay View is a village located in Erie County, Ohio. ... Bellevue is a city in Erie, Huron, Seneca and Sandusky counties in Ohio. ... Berlin Heights is a village located in Erie County, Ohio. ... Castalia is a village in Erie County, Ohio, United States. ... Kelleys Island is both a village in Erie County, Ohio and the island which it fully occupies in Lake Erie. ... Milan is a village located in Erie and Huron counties in Ohio. ...

Townships

Berlin | Florence | Groton | Huron | Margaretta | Milan | Oxford | Perkins | Vermilion Location of Berlin Twp, Erie Co, Ohio. ... Location of Florence Twp, Erie Co, Ohio. ... Location of Groton Twp, Erie Co, Ohio. ... Location of Huron Twp (red), adjacent to the city of Huron (yellow). ... Location of Margaretta Twp (red), adjacent to the city of Sandusky (yellow). ... Location of Milan Twp, Erie Co, Ohio. ... Oxford Township is located in the southwestern portion of Erie County in north central Ohio. ... Location of Perkins Twp, (red), adjacent to the city of Sandusky (yellow). ... Location of Vermilion Twp (red), adjacent to the city of Vermilion (yellow). ...

Census-designated places

Fairview Lanes | Sandusky South Fairview Lanes is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Erie County, Ohio. ... Sandusky South is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Erie County, Ohio. ...

Other localities

Avery | Birmingham Avery is an unincorporated community in western Milan Township, Erie County, Ohio, United States. ... Birmingham is an unincorporated community in Erie County, Ohio, United States. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Huron, Ohio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (975 words)
Huron was at the center of the "Firelands" of the Connecticut Western Reserve, lands offered to residents of Connecticut who had lost property to British raiders during the American Revolutionary War.
Huron was also the home port of several commercial fishing fleets before lake pollution decimated the industry on Lake Erie in the early 1970's.
Huron is the home of the Huron Playhouse, a division of the Bowling Green State University Department of Theatre and Film.
Huron County, Ohio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (474 words)
Huron County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States.
The county was named in honor of the Huron Indians who once lived in the Great Lakes region.
The word "Huron" may be French, although this origin is disputed.
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