Bur oak can be told by its fiddle-shaped leathery leaves, huge fringed acorns, thick and sometimes corky twigs, and deeply ridged bark add to its bold texture. Bur oak is often a dominant savanna or woodland species in the Great Plains and Great Lakes regions. Its thick bark gives bur oak excellent protection from wild prairie fires. Consequently it can be found in landscapes that historically were prone to fire. An excellent example of this type of habitat can be found at Daughmer Savanna State Nature Preserve in Crawford County.
In 2017, a core sample (taken at approximately 4 feet high) from this tree revealed that the earliest tree ring
dates to 1692. It's possible that when Deputy Surveyor Hough passed through here in 1815, that he camped
under this very tree.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Horticulture & Forestry. A significant historical year for this entry is 2017.
Location. 41° 33.203′ N, 84° 21.567′ W. Marker is in Archbold, Ohio, in Fulton County. Marker is on County Road 26, 0.2 miles south of County Road F, on the right when
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Goll Woods / Deputy Surveyor James Riley (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Goll Woods (about 600 feet away); 1815 Michigan Meridian Crossing (about 700 feet away); Ohio Champion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Goll Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); What About That Arrow? (approx. 2.7 miles away); Archbold (approx. 3 miles away); Floral Grove Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Archbold.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2021, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 14, 2021, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.