From Ohio History Central
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Once the cholera outbreak reached Sandusky, approximately 3,500 of this city's residents fled. Only 2,167 people remained. Four hundred -- more than eleven percent of the town's entire population before the epidemic -- of the remaining people died. Most of the deceased were buried in a mass grave. Today, the site of this grave is designated as Cholera Cemetery. It is located on Harrison Street in Sandusky. In the center of the cemetery is a monument to the doctors who provided treatment for the sick. Doctors from Cincinnati, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and numerous other communities came to Sandusky to care for the townspeople.