Wyandot County Communities
The City of Upper Sandusky is the County Seat of Wyandot County, located on the head of the Sandusky River, which flows north to Lake Erie (thus "Upper" as in "up river"), is known as the last Ohio home of the Wyandot Indians. Today it's a vibrant hometown to its 6000+ residents, with its great restaurants, beautiful well used parks, bike trail, active churches, friendly citizens and a great downtown featuring" OSU merchandise, candy shoppe, hardware, coffee shop, antiques and quaint boutiques.
The village of Carey is named after one of the ara's first settlers and an Ohio politician (Ohio General Assembly and U.S. House of Representatives), Honorable Judge John Carey. Attractions include the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation. Several large industries located here serve a wide rage of customers, those being National Lime and Stone Co., TransGlobal, and Vaughn Industries. A unique experience is shopping "Art Connections," an industry of artist with disabilities. A friendly business community of local shops welcomes visitors.
The village of Harpster was founded in 1876 by David Harpster and John Wood. Originally named Fowler City, it was renamed for Harpster after he donated the land for the railroad to be built through the village, bringing prosperity to the village. Residents take pride in upkeeping Lewis Park, a great place for gatherings and children. An annual potluck picnic at the park brings present and former residents together to reminisce.
Laid out in 1854, Kirby is a busy village as it is home to a lumber company, a carpet and flooring business, a grain elevator and a restaurant most noted for its pizzas, the Blue Room. Located just minutes off US 53, it is also noted for its annual St. Mary's Festival with an adults' "night out" and a day of family fun, making it a favorite with local and not so local residents.
Marseilles has an interesting history as "the biggest little town in the world." Settled in 1821 and located on an old Indian trail where French fur traders came to buy their wares, it supported large mills that utilized power from the river circling the village and was noted for being an Indian gauntlet ground. Now home to only one business, the community actively supports its community park. With its location adjacent to the Killdeer Wildlife Sanctuary, a haven for wildlife and bird watchers, it can still boast of being the "biggest little town in the world!"
An incorporated village in northern Wyandot County on US 53, this village offers a lot to the visitors: a restaurant, a hardware store, a painting business, churches, its citizens and the historic McCutchenville Overland Inn.
The village of Nevada, while named after the then newly admitted state of Nevada,is pronounced with the long "a." Platted in 1852, its location along the railroad made it a thriving community with hotels and businesses. Now its location adjacent to US 330, makes it an easily accessible and friendly community for its residents.
Named after the Sycamore Creek, the village of Sycamore was founded in 1842. While a mostly farming community, many smaller businesses ar located there. The Mohawk Community Library is a vibrant part of the community and hosts many events for the young and the "not so young" citizens throughout the year. The Mohawk Museum brings the history of the village into the present.
The village of Wharton, originally established as Whartonburg, was a beautiful clearing along the I.B. 7 W.R. Railroad. Their firm history revolves around the "Wharton Shake," the handshake that cemented many business deals and as a Sunday church ritual seemed to convey the wishing of blessings of health and prosperity. Today that still holds true in this small residential community