Glenford in Licking County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Flint is formed by a geologic process whereby the softer limestones and shales are replaced with much harder silica. Due to its high quartz content, flint polishes beautifully and exceptional pieces of jewelry can be made from it. The 106th General Assembly designated flint as Ohio's official gem stone in 1965 because of its occurrence in several parts of Ohio, particularly Flint Ridge, and because of its importance as a semi-precious gem stone.
Flint is both hard and brittle and thus can be broken into pieces that have razor sharp edges. For this reason Indians as long as 9000 years ago traveled to this ridge to secure the rock for making projectile points, knives, and scrapers. The area is now covered with hundreds of shallow pits from which flint has been quarried through the ages: several are visible along the trails. The pre-historic Indians broke off chunks
Erected 1979 by The Ohio Historical Society.
Location. 39° 59.274′ N, 82° 15.747′ W. Marker is in Glenford, Ohio, in Licking County. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of Flint Ridge State Memorial, along the trail leading to the Dilley Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7091 Brownsville Road SE, Glenford OH 43739, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Gilbert W. Dilley Museum at Flint Ridge (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Flint Ridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eagles Nest (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named Eagle’s Nest (approx. 2.8 miles away); Fairmount Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.8 miles away); Beard-Green Cemetery in the Dawes Arboretum (approx. 8.1 miles away); Licking Township Fallen Firemen (approx. 8.1 miles away); Dawes Arboretum Hedge (approx. 8.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Glenford.
Also see . . .
1. Flint Ridge. (Submitted on March 31, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
2. Flint Ridge - Ohio History Central. (Submitted on March 31, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
Categories. • Anthropology • Native Americans • Natural Resources •
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