Near Caledonia in Marion County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
This grass land, extending one mile east between the road and the railway, is one of the few surviving remnants of the once extensive prairies that were part of pioneer Marion County. This strip, preserved by chance when the railway and road were constructed side by side, contains more than 75 species of significant prairie grasses and flowers.
Erected 1978 by Marion County Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 4-51.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 40° 37.088′ N, 83° 1.724′ W. Marker is near Caledonia, Ohio, in Marion County. Marker is on Marion-Galion Road (Local Road 114), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is between Township Road 114 and the railroad track, about 175 feet east of Columbus-Sandusky Road (Ohio Route 98), and about 0.2 miles north of the intersection of Ohio Route 98 and Harding Highway East (Ohio Route 309). Marker is in this post office area: Caledonia OH 43314, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Marion, World War II Prisoners of War (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Marion Engineer Depot World War II Displacement (approx. 2.3 miles away); Scioto Ordnance Plant Site (approx. 2.8 miles away); Boyhood Home of Warren G. Harding (approx. 3.4 miles away); Owl Creek Trail (approx. 3.8 miles away); Cummins Home (approx. 5.3 miles away); Home of Warren G. Harding (approx. 5.4 miles away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Caledonia.
Also see . . .
1. Marion County Prairies. (Submitted on March 26, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Vegetation of Claridon Railroad Prairie. A scientific reference paper. (Submitted on March 26, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Environment • Natural Features •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 792 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.