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Sandusky County was formed on February 12, 1820 from portions of Huron County. The seat of Sandusky County is Fremont.

Fremont was the home of Rutherford B. Hayes, who served as President of the United States from 1877 to 1881. The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center was the first presidential library and is one of the focal points of the city.

The U.S. Army built Fort Sandusky near the river to protect an important supply depot. The post's name was changed to Fort Stephenson during the War of 1812.

Following the war of 1812, a settlement grew up around the fort and became known as Lower Sandusky, since it was located on the lower part of the Sandusky River. In 1821 Lower Sandusky was designated as the county seat of Sandusky County.

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Contiguous Counties:  Erie | Huron | Ottawa | Seneca | Wood


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