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

James J. Thomas Park

 
 
James J. Thomas Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 24, 2008
1. James J. Thomas Park Marker
Inscription.  Named by resolution of City Council adopted May 24 – 1943 – in recognition of 12 years of active service as mayor in promoting the beautification of the reservoir lands.
 
Erected by City of Columbus.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 40° 0.999′ N, 83° 5.478′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is on Riverside Drive (U.S. 33). Marker is at entrance to park adjacent to Griggs Reservoir dam. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3155 Riverside Drive, Columbus OH 43221, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Red House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Campbell Memorial Park / The Adena Culture (approx. 1.9 miles away); Shrum Indian Mound (approx. 1.9 miles away); Scioto Trail (approx. 2 miles away); Bill Moose [Crowfoot] (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Upper Arlington Historic District (approx.
James J. Thomas Park Entrance Bench and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 24, 2008
2. James J. Thomas Park Entrance Bench and Marker
2.2 miles away); Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station (approx. 2.7 miles away); Carrie Nelson Black (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Dysart Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 24, 2008
3. Dysart Park Marker
For the enjoyment of all given by Mrs. George P. Dysart, 1976. At parking area inside Thomas Park, next to Griggs Reservoir dam.
Dysart Park image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 24, 2008
4. Dysart Park
At parking area inside Thomas Park, next to Griggs Reservoir dam. Maintenance facility (green roof) in background.
Griggs Reservoir Maintenance Facility Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 24, 2008
5. Griggs Reservoir Maintenance Facility Marker
Next to Dysart Park.
Griggs Reservoir Dam image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 24, 2008
6. Griggs Reservoir Dam
Across the Scioto River.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 932 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 27, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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