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Waterville in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Bowling Green Fault

 
 
Bowling Green Fault Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 21, 2016
1. Bowling Green Fault Marker
Inscription.  The Bowling Green Fault, a geological feature unique to the Great Lakes region, passes through Farnsworth Metropark. The 100-mile-long fault, which runs from south of Findlay into southern Michigan, is exposed at the Maumee River in the bedrock and in the river rapids when the water is low. A fault, sometimes associated with earthquakes, is a fracture in a rock formation where movement has occurred.
 
Erected by Metroparks of the Toledo Area.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Environment.
 
Location. 41° 29.276′ N, 83° 43.878′ W. Marker is in Waterville, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker is at the intersection of Anthony Wayne Trail (Ohio Route 53) and South River Road, on the right when traveling north on Anthony Wayne Trail. This marker is located along the edge of the towpath trail, in Farnsworth Metropark, between the Ohio Electric Railroad Bridge marker and the Fort Deposit marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waterville OH 43566, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ohio Electric Railroad Bridge / Roche De Bout, Roche De Boeuf (about
Bowling Green Fault Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 21, 2016
2. Bowling Green Fault Marker
Close-up view, that is displayed on the marker, of a photograph showing the Bowling Green Fault Line exposed at the Maumee River in the bedrock and in the river rapids when the water is low.
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400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Deposit / Roche de Bout (approx. 0.2 miles away); Roche de Bout (approx. ¼ mile away); The Towpath Trail (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Miamis Reserve/Miltonville (approx. 0.9 miles away); Wakeman Hall / Waterville Historical Society (approx. 0.9 miles away); Waterville Veterans Memorial Flagpole (approx. one mile away); John Pray - Founder of Waterville,Ohio / The Miami and Erie Canal (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waterville.
 
Bowling Green Fault Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 21, 2016
3. Bowling Green Fault Marker
View of the marker looking south along the Towpath Trail, with a distant view of the Anthony Wayne Trail (SR 53) in the background.
Bowling Green Fault Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 21, 2016
4. Bowling Green Fault Marker
View of the marker looking north along the Towpath Trail, with a distant view of the South River Road in the background.
Bowling Green Fault Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 21, 2016
5. Bowling Green Fault Marker
View of the marker looking east, with a view of the Maumee River in the background.
Bowling Green Fault Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 16, 2021
6. Bowling Green Fault Marker
Compare the image with photo 5 taken from the same location in 2016.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,554 times since then and 218 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 23, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6. submitted on May 20, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio.

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