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Buckeye Lake

 
 
Buckeye Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 2, 2022
1. Buckeye Lake Marker
Inscription.  Buckeye Lake is the oldest state park in Ohio with 21 islands and over 30 miles of shoreline. Buckeye Lake, once known as the Great Buffalo Swamp by the native Indians, was mapped by explorer Christopher Gist in 1775. Buckeye Lake Amusement Park was the "Playground of Ohio” from 1910 1970's. This double decker stern wheeler was built on Buckeye Lake in 1957 by native Fred Taylor and toured thousands of visitors along the shoreline before its last trip in 1973. The ship weighed 106 tons, cost $50,000 to build and could reach speeds of 21 miles per hour.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1775.
 
Location. 40° 3.373′ N, 82° 24.052′ W. Marker is in Newark, Ohio, in Licking County. Marker is on South 2nd Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 53 S 2nd St, Newark OH 43055, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Denison University (here, next to this marker); Robbins Hunter Museum (here, next to this marker); Davis-Shai House (here, next to this marker);
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The Captain Scott House (here, next to this marker); The Village Of Granville (here, next to this marker); Bigelow Park (here, next to this marker); The Rodrick Bridge (here, next to this marker); The Hartford Fair (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
Buckeye Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 2, 2022
2. Buckeye Lake Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 10, 2023