Sandusky, Ohio: Cholera Cemetery: Mass Grave Team Field Report

Harrison St., Sandusky, OH
Northwest edge of the city. From US-6 turn north onto Harrison St. Drive one block. You'll see the cemetery entrance on the left.
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Cholera Cemetery: Mass Grave

357 victims of Sandusky's 1849 cholera epidemic were buried in a pit, succumbing to diarrhea and dehydration brought on by the water-borne disease over a period of only 68 days. Report... [03/08/2021]

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Cholera Cemetery.

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]
Cholera Cemetery - Mass Grave

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 "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]

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