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

A Valley Is Born

 
 
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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° 54.066′ N, 83° 12.753′ W. Marker is near Georgesville, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker can be reached from Darby Creek Drive. The marker is at an observation point at the north end of Cobshell Trail (or the Hawthorn Loop Trail, depending on the map you have) in Battelle Darby Metro Park. The 0.1 mile trail to the observation point
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By Joel Seewald, October 14, 2019
2. A Valley Is Born Marker
can be accessed from the near the north end of the Ranger Station parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1775 Darby Creek Drive, 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 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Big Darby Creek (about 500 feet away); Big Darby and Little Darby Creeks (approx. half a mile away); Stories in the Sediments (approx. 0.9 miles away); Back to the Same Old Grind (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Glaciers Did It (approx. 0.9 miles away); A Valley is Born (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Voss Site (approx. 1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgesville.
 
Additional comments.
1. Identical marker
An identical marker can be found downstream along the Ancient Trail.
    — Submitted October 22, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

 
Categories. Environment
 
A Valley Is Born Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, October 14, 2019
3. A Valley Is Born Marker
View looking west across the Big Darby Creek valley from the observation point.
A Valley Is Born Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, October 14, 2019
4. A Valley Is Born Marker
View looking southwest across the Big Darby Creek valley from the observation point.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 22, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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