The Cranberry Prairie
A Geological Feature of Western Ohio
By the 1860s, immigrant German farmers had begun transforming
the swamp into fertile farmland. "Wild Bill" Simison, a legendary
inhabitant, lived in the swamp and settlers respected him for his
knowledge of the area. By the turn of the nineteenth century,
Granville Township School #7, St. Francis Catholic Church, and
Bertke's Store stood at the edge of the Cranberry Prairie.
Erected 1999 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission The Longaberger Company St. Francis Catholic Church The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 1- 54.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment
Location. 40° 23.551′ N, 84° 34.931′ W. Marker is near St. Henry, Ohio, in Mercer County. Marker is at the intersection of Ft Recovery Minster Road (County Route 30b) and Cranberry Road (County Route 115), on the right when traveling west on Ft Recovery Minster Road. Marker is at the front of St Francis Cemetery, behind the St. Francis Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5733 Ft Recovery Minster Rd, Saint Henry OH 45883, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Francis Catholic Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cranberry School Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Carthagena Black Cemetery (approx. 3.1 miles away); St. Henry Catholic Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); Saint Henry, Ohio (approx. 3.4 miles away); St. Rose Schoolhouse Bell (approx. 3.7 miles away); North Star (approx. 4.9 miles away); New Weston Veterans Memorial (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Henry.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 359 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 3, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.