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Jackson Township, Sandusky County, Ohio, was organized as a township by the Sandusky County Commissioners in December 1829. It is located in the southwest part of Sandusky County and contains the incorporated towns of Burgoon, Helena and Millersville. Three other small towns - Winters Station, Havens Station, and Gabel's Corners - now exist in name only.
Early pioneers, mainly Germans from Pennsylvania and southern and central Ohio, came into Jackson Township by way of Gabel's Corners, located on a newly constructed road. Today the road is known as County Road 41 or the Greensburg Pike. Early pioneers include the Campbell, Feasel, Gabel, Gain, Garn, Havens, Hoffman, Ickes, Klotz, Lease, Long, Ludwig, Miller, Mowry, Overmyer, Shale, Stultz, Tyndall, Voorhies, Wilhelm and Witmore families. They found the township covered in a dense forest with fertile but wet soil. Wildlife was abundant. As trees were cleared and ditches dug to drain the soil, agriculture became the primary source of income for early settlers. However, stone quarries and sawmills were also in existence.
It wasn't until the 1890s that oil and gas wells became part of the Jackson Township economy. Jackson Township has no major navigable waterways, but the early railroads such as the
Fremont Indiana Railroad and later the Toledo, Tiffin and Eastern Railroad gave Jackson Township residents a source of transportation and a means for moving their goods during the 1850s and 1860s.
Jackson Township is one of the twelve townships that make up Sandusky County.
There are 37 other Jackson Townships in Ohio.
JACKSON TWP. CORONAVIRUS STATEMENT : Updated June 11, 2020
The Jackson Township Trustees meet in regular session on the 1st and 3rd Mondays at 8:00 pm. All meetings are open to the public, however, due to the Coronavirus epidemic, Trustees ask that you use discretion and common sense in evaluating your own personal health before entering the meeting space. We will be practicing social distancing and request that courtesy of you should you enter. If you have incidental matters of concern that could be discussed in your absence, you may contact any one of your elected officials and convey that concern and it will be presented at our meeting. Our meetings will be as brief and concise as possible. We respectfully ask for your consideration and cooperation in this matter.
Thank you from the Jackson Twp. Trustees:
Roger Eidenour (419) 986-5924
John Havens (419) 355-7838
Roger Otermat (419) 680-5745
Roger Wasserman - Fiscal Officer (419) 638-6661
A Brief History
By Gene Long