Gahanna in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Big Walnut Creek Flood of Jan-Feb 1959
“Encroachment on flood plains, such as artificial fill, reduces the flood-carrying capacity, increases the flood heights of streams, and increases flood hazards in areas beyond the encroachment itself. One aspect of flood plain management involves balancing the economic gain from flood plain development against the resulting increase in flood hazard.” Federal Emergency Management Agency, February 1, 1983.
This boulder brought from Canada by the Great Ice Age glaciers, was donated by the Prince Family of Champaign County, Ohio.
Park donated by Earl “Beck” Lintner — Landscaping donated by Warwicks Kiwanis EMH&T
Erected by Ohio Department of Natural Resources, City of Gahanna.
Location. 40° 1.353′ N, 82° 52.775′ W. Marker is in Gahanna, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Mill Street (U.S. 62) and Carpenter Street, on the right when traveling south on Mill Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus OH 43230, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Gahanna Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mifflin Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Log House (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Clark House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Original Port Columbus Airport Terminal (approx. 2½ miles away); Forest Lawn Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Norton Field (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gahanna.
Categories. • Disasters • Environment • Waterways & Vessels •
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2020. This page originally submitted on December 15, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,902 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 15, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.