Toledo in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Frogtown: Past and Present
Manhattan Marsh is really a snapshot of the past. One of the last remnants of a much larger marsh that surrounded Maumee Bay, the area was a popular haven: for frogs and toads. Their loud songs made the residents' ears ring, and early Toledo was quickly dubbed with the name, "Frogtown."
Today, this marsh has been restored and preserved not only for frogs and toads, but other wildlife such as turtles and birds. Positioned within one of North America's most significant migratory bird flyways, Manhattan Marsh is an urban oasis that provides critical stopover habitat. Over 100 species of birds like warblers and waterfowl making their long journey north or south will use this Metropark as an important stop to rest and re-fuel.
Did You Know?
Manhattan Marsh is one of the area's last remaining examples of what was once a freshwater estuary, a semi-enclosed wetland where river and lake water combine Today, the property is a series of wetlands connected by Detwiler Creek.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Horticulture & Forestry.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3318 N Michigan St, Toledo OH 43611, 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. The Man Behind the Name (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lost City (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dempsey-Willard Fight (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bayview Retirees Golf Course (approx. 0.8 miles away); Jamie Far Park (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lucas County Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. 1.2 miles away); Lucas County Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Lucas County WWII Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toledo.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 23, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.