The Oak Openings Region
The Oak Openings Region is unlike any other region in Ohio. It is where the eastern hardwood forest meets the western prairie, forming a beautiful blend of habitats sustaining many rare species. Here you will find amazing diversity: sand, clay, dunes, woodlands, floodplain and fire-adapted savannas and prairies.
Settlers traveling west in the early
1800s emerged from the Great Black
Swamp that covered much of
northwest Ohio to find a more
hospitable setting.They described oak
trees spaced far enough apart they
could drive their wagons between
them. To scientists, the broad oaks
towering over grasses and wildflowers
are called.oak savannas. The settlers called them the Oak Openings.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & Forestry • Natural Features • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 41° 32.129′ N, 83° 50.366′ W. Marker is in Whitehouse, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker is on Horse Trail 0.2 miles north of Wilkins Road (County Road 108), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Cross Section Of History (approx. 0.6 miles away); Other Military Operations (approx. 2.2 miles away); Vietnam War (approx. 2.2 miles away); Gulf Wars & Afghanistan War (approx. 2.2 miles away); World War I (approx. 2.2 miles away); World War II (approx. 2.2 miles away); Korean War (approx. 2.2 miles away); Whitehouse Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Whitehouse.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 6, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.