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

A Valley is Born

 
 
A Valley is Born Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, October 14, 2019
1. A Valley is Born Marker
Inscription.  Before you is evidence of Ohio's glacial history. Thousands of years ago, glaciers covered northern and central Ohio. As the glaciers retreated, the melting ice created rivers and streams which, in turn, carved valleys and exposed land surfaces.

Glacial till in the form of clay, gravel, sand, silt, and boulders was directly deposited by the ice and covered most of the central Ohio countryside. Evidence of this material can be seen along the stream beds and nature trails.

The Darby Creeks continue to deepen their valleys today. What the glacier began, the timeless efforts of moving water continues.
 
Erected by Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks.
 
Location. 39° 52.974′ N, 83° 13.125′ W. Marker is near Georgesville, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker can be reached from Harrisburg Georgesville Road (County Highway 281). Marker is on the Ancient Trail in Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park. The trail is reached from a small parking lot at the north end of Harrisburg Georgesville Road, about 5.2 miles
A Valley is Born Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, October 14, 2019
2. A Valley is Born Marker
View looking to the southwest along the Ancient Trail.
north of Haenzel Road (County Highway 135). The marker is about 0.1 miles from the parking lot. 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. The Voss Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jack Kidwell (approx. 0.8 miles away); Big Darby and Little Darby Creeks (approx. 0.8 miles away); Ice Over Ohio (approx. 1.2 miles away); Big Darby Creek (approx. 1.2 miles away); A Valley Is Born (approx. 1.3 miles away); Stories in the Sediments (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Glaciers Did It (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgesville.
 
Additional comments.
1. Identical marker
There is an identical marker upstream at the observation point north of the Ranger Station off of Darby Creek Drive.
    — Submitted October 22, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 21, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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