Near Glenford in Licking County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
For more than 10,000 years, Flint Ridge was one of the most important flint quarries in eastern North America. The flint formed at the bottom of a shallow ocean 300 million years ago. The softer rocks surrounding the flint have washed away, leaving the hard flint exposed near the surface. Prehistoric people came here to quarry the flint, which they crafted into a variety of stone tools. Hundreds of quarry pits and workshops are scattered for miles along this ridge. The beautiful rainbow-colored flint was especially prized by the Hopewell culture that built the nearby Newark Earthworks. Artifacts crafted from Flint Ridge flint may be found throughout eastern North America. In more recent times, local industries quarried the flint for use as grindstones.
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 16-45.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Natural Resources • Notable PlacesOhio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
Location. 39° 59.328′ N, 82° 15.733′ W. Marker is near Glenford, Ohio, in Licking County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Flint Ridge Road and Brownsville Road. Marker is in Flint Ridge State Memorial, about 100 meters SE of intersection of Flint Ridge Road and Brownsville Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7091 Brownsville Road SE, Glenford OH 43739, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Flint Ridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Flint Ridge (about 300 feet away); The Gilbert W. Dilley Museum at Flint Ridge (about 400 feet away); Eagles Nest (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Eagle’s Nest (approx. 2.8 miles away); Fairmount Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.8 miles away); Beard-Green Cemetery in the Dawes Arboretum (approx. 8.1 miles away); Licking Township Fallen Firemen (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glenford.
Also see . . .
1. Flint Ridge. Ohio History Central website entry (Submitted on March 31, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
2. Flint Ridge. The Ancient Ohio Trail website entry (Submitted on July 7, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
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