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Near Northfield in Summit County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Brandywine Falls

 
 
Brandywine Falls Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 2, 2022
1. Brandywine Falls Marker
Inscription.  

The rock layers of 60-foot Brandywine Falls can be read like a book. Each chapter covers millions of years, as ancient seas left behind sediments that were compressed by added layers. The rocks here at the base of the falls were formed 300 to 400 million years ago.

Brandywine Creek and this “bridal veil” cascade began about ten thousand years ago, after the last Ice Age. The falls have now exposed the harder, yellow-brown Berea sandstone which rests atop the softer, deep-red Bedford shale. Since sandstone is more resistant to erosion, the shale below is frequently undercut. As these layers wear away, the story of the earth continues to be revealed.

The layers of Brandywine Falls (below) reveal the geology of the Cuyahoga Valley. Brandywine Creek (left) flows for 10 miles from near Twinsburg to the Cuyahoga River, two miles downstream from here.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 41° 16.611′ N, 81° 32.312′ W. Marker is near Northfield, Ohio, in Summit
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County. Marker can be reached from Metro Parks Bike and Hike Trail, on the left when traveling north. The marker is on the grounds of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, near Brandywine Falls. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Northfield OH 44067, 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. Champion Electric Company (here, next to this marker); Forgotten Village of Brandywine (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cuyahoga Valley National Park (about 300 feet away); Stanford Farm (approx. one mile away); Boston Township World War II Honor Roll (approx. 1.3 miles away); Welcome to Cuyahoga Valley National Park (approx. 1.4 miles away); Bustling Boat-Building Village (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fortunes Rise and Fall (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Northfield.
 
Brandywine Falls Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 2, 2022
2. Brandywine Falls Marker
Brandywine Falls image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 2, 2022
3. Brandywine Falls
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2022, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 10, 2022, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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