Marblehead, Ohio

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Marblehead is a village in Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. The population was 762 at the 2000 census.

It sits at the tip of the Marblehead Peninsula, which divides Lake Erie proper from Sandusky Bay. In the summer, it is a popular vacation area because of its lake frontage, ferry service to the Lake Erie Islands, quality sport fishery, the nearby Chautauqua at Lakeside, and the Cedar Point amusement park.

Marblehead is also commercially important as a major limestone producer. The limestone is mined in nearby quarries and transported by conveyor belt to the Marblehead boat loading dock, where it is loaded on commercial lake freighters. The blocks of stone used to construct the Stannard Rock Light on Lake Superior were cut at Marblehead and hauled to the site from 1877 to 1881.[3]

Marblehead is also home to a United States Coast Guard station, and to the Marblehead Lighthouse, the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the Great Lakes. Nearby, in Sandusky Bay, is Johnson's Island, a former Confederate officer POW camp during the Civil War.



Marblehead is located at 41°32′05″N 82°43′45″W / 41.534668°N 82.729119°W / 41.534668; -82.729119.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.9 km2), of which, 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2) of it is land and 1.0 square miles (2.5 km2) of it (25.72%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 762 people, 332 households, and 239 families residing in the village. The population density was 268.9 people per square mile (104.0/km2). There were 973 housing units at an average density of 343.3/sq mi (132.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.90% White, 0.26% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.66% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.44% of the population.

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