Introduction to Huron, Ohio
Huron was part of the compensatory "Firelands" or "Sufferers' Lands" which was offered to the people of Connecticut when they lost their property to the British raiders during the American Revolutionary War. John Baptiste Flemmond, a trader, trapper and interpreter, was the first settler of this region. Huron was incorporated as a village in 1809 and many years later as a city. In the 1830s, Huron became an important center for ship building. The port area was the pivot of industrial and commercial development in Huron.
Huron and Nearby Attractions
- Allen Memorial Art Museum
- Johnson Island Civil War Prison and Fort Site
- African Safari Wildlife Park
- Cedar Point
- East Harbor State Park
- Alpine Valley
Things To Do In Huron
Museums in the area include Allen Memorial Art Museum, Edison Birthplace Museum and Follett House Museum. Catawba Island State Park, East Harbor State Park and Findley State Park have provisions for recreational activities like boating, hiking, biking and camping. There are also a number of historic sites nearby, including the Cooke House, Johnson Island Civil War Prison and Fort Site and Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial. Trips may be planned to the African Safari Wildlife Park and Cedar Point.
The nearest major airport is Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport.
Huron Higher Education
Colleges nearby include Bowling Green State University - Firelands, Lorain County Community College and Oberlin College.