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Encyclopedia > Sandusky, Ohio
City of Sandusky
Official seal of City of Sandusky
Seal
Location within the state of Ohio
Location within the state of Ohio
Coordinates: 41°26′48″N 82°42′33″W / 41.44667, -82.70917
Country United States
State Ohio
County Erie
Founded 1816
Government
 - Mayor
Area
 - Total 22.0 sq mi (57.0 km²)
 - Land 10.1 sq mi (26.0 km²)
 - Water 11.9 sq mi (30.9 km²)
Elevation 597 ft (182 m)
Population (2006)
 - City 26,216
 - Density 2,770.5/sq mi (1,069.7/km²)
 - Metro 78,116
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 44870-44871
Area code(s) 419/567
FIPS code 39-70380GR2
GNIS feature ID 1076832GR3
Website: http://www.ci.sandusky.oh.us/

Sandusky is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Erie CountyGR6. The municipality is located in northern Ohio and is situated on the shores of Lake Erie, half-way between Toledo to the west and Cleveland to the east. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1500 × 999 pixel, file size: 761 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Sandusky, Ohio ... Image File history File links Sandusky_seal. ... Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias OH county maps by Catbar. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Greater Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... 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The population was 27,844 at the 2000 census. In 2006 Sandusky had an estimated population of 26,216.[1] According to the US Census 2006 estimate, the Sandusky, Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area has a population of 78,116 residents.[2] 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. ... 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. ...


Sandusky is one of Ohio's most popular tourist destinations. The city is home to the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, an amusement park and entertainment management company, as well as its flagship amusement park, Cedar Point. Cedar Point features the world's second tallest and second fastest roller coaster, Top Thrill Dragster. Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, legally known as Cedar Fair, L.P.,(NYSE: FUN) is a publicly-traded company based in Sandusky, Ohio that owns and operates amusement parks in North America. ... Cedar Point is a 364 acre (1. ... Top Thrill Dragster is a steel, hydraulically-launched roller coaster located at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio. ...

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History

Fort Sandusky was a British trading and military outpost established around 1794. The Native Americans that inhabited the immediate surrounding area were the Seneca, displaced at the outset of the American Revolution. The generally accepted theory is that the name "Sandusky" is an Anglicization of the phrase "San Too Chee," meaning "cold water." A less accepted theory is that the that the city was named after a Polish fur trader by the name of Antoni Sadowski or Jacob Sodowsky[1]. This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... For other uses, see Seneca. ... John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen...


The Greater Sandusky area was a safe haven and a new start for refugees of the Firelands refugees of the Revolutionary War in Connecticut. Norwalk, the Huron County seat (just south of Erie County) is named for Norwalk, Connecticut, as is New London, a small town south of Norwalk. Norwalk is a city in Huron County, Ohio, United States. ... Norwalk is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... New London is a village located in Huron County, Ohio. ...


Established as Portland in 1816 [2], the name was changed two years later to Sandusky. Norwalk was also established in 1816; at the time, both were growing towns of a unified Huron County. Not long after, thanks to the growth of both towns, Erie County, Ohio's second smallest (in land area), came into being. The county encompassed newly-rechristened Sandusky's far west side, Vermilion to the east, and Norwalk's northern line to the south.


Prior to the abolition of slavery in the United States, Sandusky was a major stop on the Underground Railroad. As depicted in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, many slaves seeking to reach freedom in Canada made their way to Sandusky, where they boarded boats crossing Lake Erie to the port of Amherstburg in Ontario. This article is about the abolition of slavery. ... Slave redirects here. ... This article is about a 19th-century slave escape route. ... Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe. ... Uncle Toms Cabin, or Life Among the Lowly, is American author Harriet Beecher Stowes fictional anti-slavery novel. ... Lake Erie (pronounced ) is the tenth largest lake on Earth[2] and, of the five Great Lakes of North America, is the fourth largest by surface area, the southernmost, shallowest, and smallest by volume. ... Categories: Canada-place stubs | Ontario communities | Coastal towns of Canada ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government - Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area...

The Kilbourne Plat, showing Masonic symbol street patterns in downtown Sandusky.
The Kilbourne Plat, showing Masonic symbol street patterns in downtown Sandusky.

Downtown Sandusky was designed according a modified grid plan known as the Kilbourne Plat after its designer. The original street pattern featured a grid overlaid with streets resembling the symbols of Freemasonry. Hector Kilbourne was a surveyor who laid out this grid in downtown Sandusky. He was the first Worshipful Master of the Sandusky Masonic Lodge. Download high resolution version (909x740, 133 KB)Map of the Kilbourne Plat showing original Masonic symbol street pattern in downtown Sandusky, Ohio (taken Sept. ... Download high resolution version (909x740, 133 KB)Map of the Kilbourne Plat showing original Masonic symbol street pattern in downtown Sandusky, Ohio (taken Sept. ... A simple grid plan road map (Windermere, Florida). ... “Freemasons” redirects here. ...


Sandusky was the site of groundbreaking for the Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad on September 17, 1835. Currently, Battery Park Marina is located on original site of the MR&LE Railroad. The tracks that ran through downtown Sandusky have since been removed due to most of the downtown industrial area being re-used for other purposes including mainly marina dockage. The coal docks located west of downtown still use a portion of the original MR&LE lines. The Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad was the first railroad to be built and operated in the U.S. state of Ohio. ... is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... | Come and take it, slogan of the Texas Revolution 1835 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


Geography

Muddy brown water fills Sandusky Bay, just south of Lake Erie in this astronaut photograph.
Muddy brown water fills Sandusky Bay, just south of Lake Erie in this astronaut photograph.

Sandusky is located at 41°26′48″N, 82°42′33″W (41.446741, -82.709092)GR1. Image File history File links SanduskyOhio_ISS012-E-15050. ... Image File history File links SanduskyOhio_ISS012-E-15050. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 57.0 km² (22.0 mi²). 26.0 km² (10.1 mi²) of it is land and 30.9 km² (11.9 mi²) of it (54.30%) 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 27,844 people, 11,851 households, and 7,039 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,069.7/km² (2,770.5/mi²). There were 13,323 housing units at an average density of 511.8/km² (1,325.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 74.50% White, 21.08% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.97% from other races, and 2.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.09% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... 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. ... 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. ...

An African themed waterpark called the Kalahari just outside Sandusky, Ohio.

There were 11,851 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.7% were married couples living together, 16.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.6% were non-families. 34.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.99. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2816x2112, 1813 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Sandusky, Ohio Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2816x2112, 1813 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Sandusky, Ohio Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 89.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.2 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $31,133, and the median income for a family was $37,749. Males had a median income of $31,269 versus $21,926 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,111. About 12.2% of families and 15.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.7% of those under age 18 and 10.2% 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. ...


Transportation

See also: Sandusky (Amtrak station)

Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides service to Sandusky. Platforms One side platform Parking Yes; free Baggage check No Other information Code SKY Traffic Passengers (2006) 4,424 8% The Sandusky Amtrak station is an Amtrak station in Sandusky, Ohio. ... The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ...


A Greyhound Lines bus station is located on Route 250 south of Sandusky in Perkins Township. Greyhound Lines is the largest inter-city common carrier of passengers by bus in North America , serving 2,200 destinations in the United States. ...


Education

Sandusky is home to two high schools: Sandusky High School and St. Mary Central Catholic High School. Both schools participate in varsity and junior varsity sports; their teams are called the Blue Streaks and Panthers respectively. Sandusky High's colors are navy and white; SMCC's are blue and gold. Sandusky High School, or SHS, is a secondary school in Sandusky, Ohio. ...


Perkins Township

Perkins Township is a township that lies south of Perkins Avenue, which bisects what is informally considered the Sandusky Metropolitan Area. Sandusky Mall and Sandusky Speedway are located south of Perkins Avenue, and therefore lie in Perkins Township. Perkins Township does not have its own main post office and the township uses Sandusky city's ZIP code of 44870. Location of Perkins Twp, (red), adjacent to the city of Sandusky (yellow). ... A civil township is a widely-used unit of local government in the United States, subordinate to a county. ... Sandusky Speedway is a half-mile automobile race track located in Perkins Township, south of Sandusky, Ohio. ... Mr. ...


Notable natives

Brandy Burre was born on 27 September 1974 in Sandusky, Ohio. ... Theresa DAgostino played by Brandy Burre Played by: Brandy Burre Appears in: Season three: Amsterdam; Straight and True; Homecoming; Back Burners; Moral Midgetry; Slapstick; Reformation; Middle Ground and Mission Accomplished. Season four: Boys of Summer; Soft Eyes; Home Rooms; Refugees; Alliances; Margin of Error Theresa DAgostino is a... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... For others uses of the word, see The Wire (disambiguation). ... Superscript textJay Crawford (Born July 4, 1965 in Sandusky, Ohio) is the co-host of ESPN2s morning TV show First Take. ... Cold Pizza is a television morning sports talk show that airs weekday mornings on ESPN2 and is also the networks flagship program. ... ESPN2 debuted on October 1, 1993, as a sister station of ESPN. Nicknamed the deuce, ESPN2 was to be branded as a network for a younger generation of sports fans featuring edgier graphics as well as extreme sports like motocross, snowboarding, and BMX racing. ... Jay Cooke (August 10, 1821-February 8, 1905), American financier, was born at Sandusky, Ohio, the son of Eleutheros Cooke (1787-1864), a pioneer Ohio lawyer, and Whig member of Congress from that state in 1831-1833. ... Thomas Vincent Darden (August 28, 1950) was an American football player for the Cleveland Browns. ... Browns redirects here. ... Jon Gruden (born August 17, 1963 in Sandusky, Ohio) is the current head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL. Prior to taking over as coach of Tampa, he was the head coach of the Oakland Raiders for 4 years. ... City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Black, Pewter, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference (1977... Scott Glenn May (born March 19, 1954) is an American former professional basketball player. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The 1976 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXI Olympiad, were held in 1976 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Jacquelyn Jeanne Jackie Mayer (born 1943 in Sandusky, Ohio) is a former Miss America and currently travels the United States as a motivational speaker, noted for her recovery from a near-fatal stroke suffered at age 28. ... For the patriotically-themed comic book superheroines, see Miss America (comics). ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ohio 2 is an east-west highway crossing most of northern Ohio. ... Thomas J. Moyer was born on April 18, 1939 in Sandusky, Ohio. ... The Ohio Supreme Court is the highest court in the U.S. state of Ohio, with final authority over interpretations of Ohio law and the Ohio Constitution. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Orlando Lamar Pace (born November 4, 1975 in Sandusky, Ohio) is an American football player who currently plays offensive tackle for the St. ... City St. ... NFL redirects here. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kevin The Monster Randleman (born August 10, 1971 in Sandusky, Ohio) is an American mixed martial arts fighter. ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Ohio. ...

Sandusky in Popular Culture

  • Charles Dickens passed through Sandusky in 1842. He describes it in American Notes as "sluggish and uninteresting enough,... something like the back of an English watering-place, out of the season."
  • Sandusky was the setting for the film Tommy Boy, but was only seen in one brief scene in the beginning of the movie (most scenes were shot in Ontario, Canada). The Sandusky Register, the city's newspaper, was also asked to provide newspaper boxes to be used as props for the movie.
  • Sandusky (specifically, 1984 Sandusky) was also the setting for the 1998 film Edge of Seventeen which featured several recognizeable location shots. Footage from Cedar Point is used (some of which is 1984 vintage) though no scenes with the film's cast were shot in the park, which is called "Crystal Shores" in the film.
  • The character of Sugar, played by Marilyn Monroe in the film Some Like It Hot, hailed from Sandusky.
  • In The Monkees episode, "Alias Micky Dolenz", Micky says he is from Sandusky.
  • Local legend holds that the now-defunct Sandusky restaurant, The Porterhouse, is the originator of the Porterhouse steak. This story appears to be apocryphal.
  • Was the hometown of people trying to copy Dethklok's special recording in the Metalocalypse episode "Mordland"
  • Dudley (Booger) Dawson's supposed illegitimate child was from Sandusky in Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love
  • In Paul Gallico's book The Poseidon Adventure, New York cop Mike Rogo's wife Linda was from Sandusky, though she didn't care to talk about it.
  • In the movie, Network, Robert Duvall's character says the following referring to response from a show on the network, "Herb's phone hasn't stopped ringing! Every goddam affiliate from Albuquerque to Sandusky! The response is sensational!" More than likely though, Sandusky, did not have its own TV affiliate.

“Dickens” redirects here. ... American Notes for General Circulation is a travelogue by Charles Dickens detailing his trip to North America in January to June 1842. ... For the record company, see Tommy Boy Records. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government - Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... Edge of Seventeen is a 1998 movie by David Moreton, starring Chris Stafford and co-starring Tina Holmes. ... Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), was a Golden Globe award winning American actress, model and sex symbol. ... Some Like It Hot is a 1959 comedy film directed by Billy Wilder. ... The Monkees were a pop-rock quartet created and based in Los Angeles in 1965 for an NBC American television series of the same name. ... The T-bone is a steak cut of beef. ... Metalocalypse is an animated television series on Adult Swim created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha. ... Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love is a 1994 sequel to the 1984 film Revenge of the Nerds. ... Paul Gallico, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1937 Paul William Gallico (July 26, 1897-July 15, 1976) was a fabulously successful U.S. novelist and short story writer. ... The Poseidon Adventure is a 1969 novel by Paul Gallico. ...

References

  1. ^ U.S. Census Bureau. Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places in Ohio, Listed Alphabetically: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006. Retrieved on 2007-06-28.
  2. ^ U.S. Census Bureau. Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006. Retrieved on 2007-04-05.

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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