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Philo in Muskingum County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Muskingum River Flows North

 
 
The Muskingum River Flows North Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 2, 2008
1. The Muskingum River Flows North Marker
Inscription. Thirty-thousand years ago, the streams and rivers in this area flowed north. A ridge extended across what is today the Muskingum-Morgan County line about seven miles south of the Philo Lock. When the Wisconsin Glacier moved down from Canada 25,000 years ago, the glacier blocked the north flowing streams. A large lake formed in Muskingum County. Eventually the water spilled over the ridge and flowed to the Ohio River, carving the Muskingum River Valley. When the glaciers retreated, the drainage divide moved north to an east-west line 30 to 50 miles south of Lake Erie. The Tuscarawas, Walhonding, Scioto, Muskingum and other area rivers and streams have continued to flow south ever since.
 
Erected 1997 by The Muskingum River Parkway and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 8-60.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 52.093′ N, 81° 54.609′ W. Marker is in Philo, Ohio, in Muskingum County. Marker can be reached from Bridge Street. Click for map. Marker is immediately south of Lock No. 9, west of the bridge over the Muskingum River. Marker is in this post office area: Philo OH 43771, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Muskingum River Flows North Marker and Philo Lock No. 9 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 2, 2008
2. The Muskingum River Flows North Marker and Philo Lock No. 9
Looking north across river.
At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Address at Naming of Winefordner Field, Lemmon, S. D. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lt. Michael J. Lutz (approx. half a mile away); Union Veteran Legion No. 118 (approx. 6.7 miles away); Anti-Slavery Tensions in Muskingum County (approx. 6.7 miles away); The Muskingum River Locks (approx. 6.8 miles away); G.A.R. Soldiers and Sailors Monument (approx. 6.8 miles away); The Stone Academy (approx. 6.8 miles away); Zanesville Underground Railroad (approx. 6.9 miles away).
 
Categories. EnvironmentNatural FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
The Muskingum River Flows North Marker and Philo Lock No. 9 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 2, 2008
3. The Muskingum River Flows North Marker and Philo Lock No. 9
Looking west.
Lock Keeper's House and Bridge Over Muskingum River image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 2, 2008
4. Lock Keeper's House and Bridge Over Muskingum River
Looking north.
Bridge Over Muskingum River at Philo image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 2, 2008
5. Bridge Over Muskingum River at Philo
Note former pivoting section to accomodate tall stack ships plying the Muskingum River.
Welcome to Lock 9, Philo OH, Est 1841 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 2, 2008
6. Welcome to Lock 9, Philo OH, Est 1841
Hanging on lock wall.
Muskingum River Parkway, Lock 9 Philo Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 2, 2008
7. Muskingum River Parkway, Lock 9 Philo Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,819 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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