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SANDUSKY, TEXAS. Sandusky is on U.S. Highway 377 seventeen miles northwest of Sherman in northwestern Grayson County. The area was settled about 1873, when John R. Davis established a general merchandise store and George McCain began operation of a gristmill and sawmill. The settlement had a post office by 1875. The community may have been named for Sandusky, Ohio (reportedly the source of local cotton-ginning equipment), or for nearby Sandusky Creek. By 1885 Sandusky had a population of 100, three churches, several steam-powered mills, and a school. The population had declined to sixty-two by 1900, and in 1902 the community post office closed. The population was fifty in the mid-1940s, after which no further population estimates were available. In 1989 the community consisted of some widely scattered houses, but no rated businesses or other institutions were reported there. In 2000 the population was fifteen.


Grayson County Frontier Village, History of Grayson County, Texas (2 vols., Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Hunter, 1979, 1981).

Brian Hart

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