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Georgesville in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Big Darby and Little Darby Creeks

 
 
Big Darby and Little Darby Creeks Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 14, 2008
1. Big Darby and Little Darby Creeks Marker
Inscription.  Recognized for their biodiversity and high quality aquatic habitat, Big Darby Creek and Little Darby Creek were designated as state and national scenic rivers. These riparian ecosystems provide modern recreational opportunities while allowing a sense of their appearance centuries ago. Nearby Indian mounds indicate that the Darby creeks have been important food and transportation resources for thousands of years. More than 100 species of fish and 40 species of freshwater mollusks have been recorded within these watersheds. Several, including the indigenous Scioto Madtom, are locally and federally endangered.
 
Erected 2003 by The Ohio Bicentennial Commission, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, The International Paper Company Foundation, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 47-25.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansNatural FeaturesNatural ResourcesWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
 
Location.
Big Darby and Little Darby Creeks Marker at Canoe Access image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 14, 2008
2. Big Darby and Little Darby Creeks Marker at Canoe Access
39° 53.669′ N, 83° 12.989′ W. Marker is in Georgesville, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Alkire Road and Gardner Road (County Route 281), on the left when traveling west on Alkire Road. Marker is near creek at canoe access dropoff. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Galloway OH 43119, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ice Over Ohio (approx. 0.4 miles away); Big Darby Creek (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Valley Is Born (approx. half a mile away); A Valley is Born (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Voss Site (approx. one mile away); Stories in the Sediments (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Glaciers Did It (approx. 1.3 miles away); Back to the Same Old Grind (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgesville.
 
View East From Big Darby and Little Darby Creeks Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 14, 2008
3. View East From Big Darby and Little Darby Creeks Marker
Oak Grove Cemetery is on hill at distant center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 981 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 15, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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