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Near Carey in Wyandot County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Sheriden Cave

 

—Ohio Historical Marker —

 
Sheriden Cave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2016
1. Sheriden Cave Marker
Inscription. Indian Trail Caverns, first opened in 1927, is one of many caves that occur on the dolomite ridge traversed by State Route 568 in Wyandot and Hancock counties. Sheriden Cave, a karst sinkhole associated with the caverns, was discovered in 1989. It has collected a remarkable record of Ice Age animal and human activity in its sediments. Excavations have revealed remains of many extinct Late Pleistocene Epoch animals-giant beaver, stag moose, flat-headed and long-nosed peccary, and short-faced bear, among many others-that were sealed in the cave by glacial deposits more than ten thousand years ago. Paleo-Indian tools, including projectile points and scrapers, are evidence of the earliest-known human activity in this region.
 
Erected 2001 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Indian Trail Caverns, Inc., and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 4-88.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 58.844′ N, 83° 26.687′ W. Marker is near Carey, Ohio, in Wyandot County. Marker is on Ohio Route 568 east of County Route 89A, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. This marker
Sheriden Cave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2016
2. Sheriden Cave Marker
View of the marker looking northwest along State Route 568.
is located on the south side of the roadway, near the entrance to one of Ohio's caverns, and is situated at a location that is surrounded by large stone boulders. Marker is at or near this postal address: 722 State Route 568, Carey OH 43316, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crawford Memorial Park (approx. 6.7 miles away); Burning of Crawford (approx. 6.7 miles away); Colonel Crawford (approx. 7.2 miles away); Colonel William Crawford / The 1782 Sandusky Campaign (approx. 7.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Mt. Blanchard Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.5 miles away); Mt. Blanchard (approx. 8 miles away); Johnny Appleseed (approx. 8.1 miles away); to Crawford's Burning / to Battle Island (approx. 8.6 miles away but has been reported missing).
 
Categories. AnthropologyNatural FeaturesPaleontology
 
Sheriden Cave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2016
3. Sheriden Cave Marker
View of the marker looking southeast along State Route 568.
Sheriden Cave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2016
4. Sheriden Cave Marker
View of the marker looking southeast, with a view of the fenced in cave entrance, in the background.
Sheriden Cave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2016
5. Sheriden Cave Marker
View of the fenced in cave entrance looking southeast along State Route 568.
Sheriden Cave image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2016
6. Sheriden Cave
View looking down into the cave entrance, and at the staircase leading down into the cave.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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