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Erie County

Erie County is named for the Erie Native American tribe.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Ottawa County, Lake Erie and Ontario, Canada

E – Lorain County

S – Huron County

W – Sandusky County


Created:  March 15, 1838                       Map of Ohio highlighting Erie County

County Seat:

Sandusky  1838 – present


County Courthouse – Sandusky 


Location:  323 Columbus Avenue / West Washington Street

Built:  1872 – 1875

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Henry E Myer of Meyer and Holmes

Contractor:  Miller, Frayer & Sheets


Description:  The building faces north and is a three story smooth limestone structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Sandusky. The building has a raised basement. The north front has a projecting center section with rectangular framed entrance on the first story. The windows on the first story are arched and on the second and third stories, are vertical. On the centre of the roof rises a square stone clock tower with capped peak. The roof line is flat. The building houses the County Court of Common Pleas, County Court of Common Pleas – Probate and County Court of Common Pleas – Juvenile. The building was remodeled in 1938 and 1939. The architect was Henry Millott and the contractor was Works Project Administration.


See:   The architect, Henry E Myer, also designed courthouses in Athens County, Columbiana CountyLicking County and Muskigum County.


See:  Ohio Court of Appeals – Toledo  ( 6th Appellate District )


History:  The county was created in 1838 and Sandusky was selected as the county seat. The court met at various located until the first and present courthouse, a three story structure was built in 1872 to 1875 at a cost of $142,026.. The building was remodeled in 1936 to 1939.



County Courthouse – Sandusky

























Photos taken 2010