Sandusky, Ohio: Cholera Cemetery - Mass Grave1849 Cholera epidemic victims were buried in a pit in this cemetery, which features a metal gate labeled "Cholera Cemetery," and a pillar honoring doctors, nurses, and other caregivers.
- Harrison St., Sandusky, OH
- North of US Hwy 6, on Harrison St. between Jefferson and Adams St.
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Cholera Cemetery - Mass Grave
I never even knew this existed. It is hidden off of the main road, but worth a stop. A neat piece of Sandusky's history.[Kathryn Ohm, 04/09/2012]
In 1849, a cholera epidemic struck Ohio in which thousands of Ohioans died, including approximately 400 Sandusky residents. Most of the victims were buried in a mass grave on Harrison St., near Sandusky Bay. The cemetery consists of a big metal gate, with CHOLERA CEMETERY in block letters, a few individual gravestones, and a pillar to honor doctors, nurses, and other caregivers.
According to ohiohistorycentral.org: "The cemetery was restored in 1924. It has been neglected since 1850." Whatever that means. Each time I've been there (the last being about 3 years ago), the grass has been mowed and the monuments have been standing.[Ellen, 07/04/2011]