Erie County Courthouse"Jury of Erie County Women, First to be Impaneled Under Federal Suffrage" proclaimed the headline of the Sandusky Register on August 28, 1920. One of the first female Court of Common Pleas juries in the nation was impaneled in Erie County on August 26, 1920, moments after the 19th amendment to the Constitution of the United States was declared ratified. On that date, Judge Roy Williams was to conduct a trial and jurors were needed. Out of the ten men he contacted, only one could serve. Frustrated, Judge Williams later told the women, "When I learned shortly after 10:30 this morning that suffrage had been proclaimed, I decided to impanel a woman jury. Twelve women were summoned. Twelve women served."
|Placed By||Ohhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Board of Commissioners of Erie County, and The Ohio Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 at 9:01am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 357081 N 4590564|
|Decimal Degrees||41.45395000, -82.71111667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 27.237', W 82° 42.667'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 27' 14.22" N, 82° 42' 40.02" W|
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|Area Code(s)||419, 330, 567|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 101-299 W Adams St, Sandusky OH 44870, US|
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