Fremont, a city and the capital of Sandusky co., Ohio, on the W. bank of Sandusky river, which is crossed by a bridge, at the head of navigation, and at the intersection of the Lake Shore and the Lake Erie and Louisville railroads, 100 m. N. of Columbus; pop. in 1870, 5,455. The city has considerable trade, lines of steamers running to the principal ports of Lake Erie, and contains a national bank, three weekly newspapers, 17 public schools, including a high school, and manufactories of woollens, sashes and blinds, flour, and iron. It was formerly called Lower Sandusky.