Huron Township was established as part of the Firelands Region of the Connecticut Western Reserve. These were lands that were given to residents of Connecticut that lost property during the American Revolution. The first settler was a fur trader named John Baptiste Flemmond who established a trading post along the east bank of the Huron River in 1805. The Township was established in 1809 and the town a little later. It became a major shipbuilding center in the 1830s. It also became a major port that was serviced by the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad. It still is a port which is what attracted me in the first place.