Bellevue is a city in Erie, Huron, Sandusky and
Seneca counties in the U.S. state of Ohio. The population was 8,193
at the 2000 census. The National Arbor Day Foundation has designated
Bellevue as a Tree City USA.
The Sandusky County portion of Bellevue is part of the Fremont
Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Huron County portion is
part of the Norwalk Micropolitan Statistical Area. The small
portions of the city that extend into Erie and Seneca counties are
part of the Sandusky Metropolitan and Tiffin Micropolitan
Statistical Areas, respectively. Bellevue is the only municipality
in the state of Ohio to span four counties, and one of only a few
that do so in the United States.
Bellevue was the home of Henry Morrison Flagler when he partnered up
with John D. Rockefeller to start Standard Oil. Flagler later went
on to build the Florida Overseas Railroad, to Key West, Florida. The
property of his former Bellevue residence on Southwest Street is the
current location of the Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum.
NOTE: Anything pertaining to Bellevue will be
separated from the rest of the townships as this township is shared
by Erie, Sandusky, Huron and Seneca Counties.
In those other counties the Bellevue links will be the same as here
(eventually) ~ Sharon Wick