Introduction to Clyde, Ohio
Clyde, Ohio, in Sandusky county, is 39 miles SE of Toledo, Ohio.
The area now known as Clyde was originally named "Centreville." According to tradition, the community was founded by a young lieutenant who fought in the Indian wars. Sherwood Anderson, the American short story writer, was a resident of Clyde, and the city even served as a setting for his collection titled "Winesburg, Ohio." In the early 1900s, the city became involved in the automobile revolution. It was home to the Elmore Manufacturing Company, the pioneering brass era company.
Clyde and Nearby Attractions
- Clyde Historical Museum
- McPherson Home
- Johnson Island Civil War Prison and Fort Site
- Catawba Island State Park
- Schedel Arboretum and Gardens
- Cherry Street Park
Things To Do In Clyde
The Clyde Historical Museum houses a collection of historical treasures of the region. The Civil War hero General James B. McPherson's home is one place of historic interest. Heritage Hall, which is Clyde's Old Village Hall, dates back to the 1880s. Maritime Museum of Sandusky, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Johnson Island Civil War Prison and Fort Site and Cooke House are some of the other museums and historic sites in the area. Cherry Street Park, Hendricks Park, Gus Wolf Park and Paden Park are the parks in the city. Activities like boating, picnicking, swimming, fishing, hiking and camping can also be enjoyed at the nearby East Harbor State Park and Catawba Island State Park. Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, African Safari Wildlife Park and Cedar Point amusement park are other popular destinations near Clyde. In addition, the community hosts the Clyde Country Fair in September every year.
Air transportation is available from the Sandusky County Regional Airport.
Clyde Higher Education
Colleges close to Clyde are Terra State Community College, Heidelberg College, Bowling Green State University - Firelands and Tiffin University.