Sandusky, Ohio: Cholera Cemetery: Mass Grave

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Address:
Harrison St., Sandusky, OH
Directions:
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.

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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 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]

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