Introduction to Port Clinton, Ohio
Port Clinton, Ohio, in Ottawa county, is 33 miles E of Toledo, Ohio.
Port Clinton History
In 1824, DeWitt Clinton, a famous statesman of New York, first proposed to establish a canal from the Portage River to the Ohio River at Cincinnati. Huge tracts of land were bought in this area but 1,212 acres which were owned by Horton Howard in Sandusky County were excluded. The land from this area was bought in 1827, by Ezekiel Smith Haines. The village of Port Clinton was established on this site. It is believed that the town plat was laid out on June 16, 1828. It was Ezekiel Haines who named this place Port Clinton in honor of the New York Governor, Dewitt Clinton.
Port Clinton and Nearby Attractions
- Edison Birthplace Museum
- Johnson Island Civil War Prison and Fort Site
- Catawba Island State Park
- African Safari Wildlife Park
- Schedel Arboretum and Gardens
Things To Do In Port Clinton
Museums such as the Edison Birthplace Museum, Follett House Museum and Milan Historical Museum are located near Port Clinton. Recreational opportunities are available at parks such as Catawba Island State Park, Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge and Crane Creek State Park. The Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, which spans over 17 acres, has a variety of flowering trees, perennials and shrubs. Other popular attractions near Port Clinton are Cedar Point and the Toledo Zoo.
Port Clinton Transportation
Flights are available from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.
Port Clinton Higher Education
University Of Toledo, Bowling Green State University and Owens Community College are situated near the city of Port Clinton.