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Near Kenton in Hardin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Devilís Backbone

 
 
Devilís Backbone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 3, 2019
1. Devilís Backbone Marker
Inscription.  The knolls and ridges found in this vicinity were formed by deposits of gravel left by the retreating glacier which covered much of Ohio during the Pleistocene Era 10,000 years ago. Popularly known as "Devil's Backbones," these ridges can be several miles in length. As the glacier retreated it also left large round depressions in the earth's surface known as kettlers. A kettle was formed by the melting of a buried mass of ice.
 
Erected 1989 by The Country Connection Club The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 6-33.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 34.948′ N, 83° 37.527′ W. Marker is near Kenton, Ohio, in Hardin County. Marker is on County Road 155 0.1 miles north of County Road 184, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16801 County Road 155, Kenton OH 43326, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hull's Trail 1812 (approx. 3.3 miles away); Hull's Trail, 1812
Devilís Backbone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 3, 2019
2. Devilís Backbone Marker
full view of marker, at west side of Rd 155
(approx. 3.6 miles away); Private Jacob Parrott (approx. 3.6 miles away); Kenton Hardware Company (approx. 4 miles away); Mad River Railroad (approx. 4Ĺ miles away); Fort McArthur (approx. 4.6 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 4.6 miles away); The Hardin County Courthouse (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kenton.
 
More about this marker. This marker was missing for a long time. It has been re-furbished, and re-erected.
 
Categories. Natural Features
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 3, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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