The county was formed on February 12, 1820 from portions of Huron County. It is named for a native word meaning “water.”
Underneath the roots, and seven or eight feet from the surface of the ground were several large flat stones covering the skeletons of a number of Indians of varying stature, surrounded by wood, ashes and charcoal. The adult skeletons indicated very large beings.
- History of Sandusky County, Ohio, 1909. (two accounts)
- “The adult skeletons indicated very large beings.”
- “the figure of a man of giant size”