Things You May Not Know About Put-in-Bay: It’s Home to People like You and Me
First, Put-in-Bay is a village located on South Bass Island. The population is just under 150 people. Majority of those people are full-time residents who are on the island year-round. Yes, that includes the winter!
There is one school.
The Put-in-Bay School is the only school on the island. The Put-in-Bay Local School District teaches students from South Bass Island, Middle Bass Island, and North Bass Island. They teach preschool all the way to twelfth grade. The Class of 1975 was the largest graduating class to date. In 1975, the graduating class was 14 students. 2019’s graduating class included four students. The school has many extracurricular activities including cross-country, volleyball, basketball, and track. Go Panthers!
Fun fact: in 1895, George Linsky was the first graduate of Put-in-Bay School.
There is one gas station.
The Put-in-Bay Gas Station, also known as Dynagard, is the only place to fuel up your vehicles. In addition, the Put-in-Bay Gas Station works with the Pit Stop food station. They have a lot of food options including soup, breakfast sandwiches, entrée meals, and snacks.
There is one hardware store.
Island Hardware has a wide variety of hardware, automotive, and marine supplies. They also have a garden center. Island Hardware also carries the winter supplies residents may need like snow shovels and snow brushes.
There is one grocery store.
Island General Store is where you can purchase grocery items like frozen foods, fresh meats, produce, and ice. Island General Store carries those staple things you may have forgotten when coming to the island.
There are three places of worship.
They include Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and St. John at the Bay Lutheran Church.
Put-in-Bay has a USPS post office, a First National Bank and a few ATM machines, along with two cemeteries.