Wabash in Wabash County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Wabash River and the Big Four Cut
Paradise Spring Riverwalk
The Wabash Reef, located northeast of the park and visible from where you are standing, is estimated to be 400 million years old.
Archaeologists believe that such formations are a result of the Silurian Sea that, at one time, covered part of Indiana and the Great Lakes region.
It is believed that reefs such as this were exposed and modified by the rise and fall of the ancient Wabash River.
The partially exposed Wabash Reef is approximately 5.7 acres in size and is composed of dolomite. The reef is nationally recognized as a fine example of Silurian Reef.
The reef is located on private property. Please view it from afar.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1896.
Location. 40° 47.807′ N, 85° 48.862′ W. Marker is in Wabash, Indiana, in Wabash County. Marker can be reached from E. Market Street, 0.2 milesTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wabash IN 46992, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kin-Com-A-Ong Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); Cook's Cabin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Storage Cabin (about 300 feet away); Treaty of 1826 Meeting Camp (about 400 feet away); Council House (about 400 feet away); Quarters of James B. Ray (about 400 feet away); The Big Four Railroad (about 400 feet away); Quarters of Lewis Cass (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wabash.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 372 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 26, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.