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Wabash in Wabash County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Wabash River

Paradise Spring Riverwalk

 
 
The Wabash River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 13, 2014
1. The Wabash River Marker
Inscription. The Wabash River begins as a small stream near Fort Recovery, Ohio and passes through 16 Indiana counties on its 500 mile journey to its confluence with the Ohio River.

The river was named Wah-Bah-Shi -Ka, meaning “water over the white rocks” by the Miami Indians. The French named it Quabache, from which the modern day name of Wabash is derived.

Created by the run-off from receding glaciers, the Wabash River is rich in history. It served as a major transportation route for Indians, explorers, canal barges and river boats.
 
Location. 40° 47.706′ N, 85° 48.891′ W. Marker is in Wabash, Indiana, in Wabash County. Marker can be reached from S. Huntington Street south of E. Fulton Street. Click for map. Marker is located in the southern part of Paradise Spring Park east of the parking lot; the above directions are to the park’s southwest parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Wabash IN 46992, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Paradise Spring Historical Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Settler's Cabin (about 500 feet away); The Wabash River and the Big Four Cut (about 600 feet away); The Big Four Railroad
The Wabash River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 13, 2014
2. The Wabash River Marker
At the Riverwalk overlook of the Wabash River
(about 600 feet away); Kin-Com-A-Ong Spring (about 700 feet away); Storage Cabin (about 700 feet away); Council House (about 800 feet away); Cook's Cabin (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wabash.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansWaterways & Vessels
 
The Wabash River image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 13, 2014
3. The Wabash River
View from the Riverwalk overlook at marker location
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 185 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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