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Near Harpster in Wyandot County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area

A Feature of Ohio's Prairies

 
 
Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, May 4, 2016
1. Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area Marker
Inscription.  Prairie grasslands were once widely scattered across western Ohio. One of Ohio's best remaining prairies, Killdeer Plains is dominated by tall grasses such as the big bluestem and plays host to some unique species of wildlife such as the eastern massasauga or swamp rattlesnake. Prairie grasslands are one of the most rare types of wildlife habitats in the state. Named for the killdeer, a shore bird, this is part of a wet prairie that once spanned some 30,000 acres and boasts a tremendous number and diversity of native wildlife.
 
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The International Paper Company Foundation, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 5-88.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Environment. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
 
Location. 40° 42.899′ N, 83° 17.982′ W. Marker is near Harpster, Ohio, in Wyandot County. Marker is on County Route 115 south of County
Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, May 4, 2016
2. Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area Marker
View of the marker looking north along County Route 115.
Route 71. This marker is located south of Upper Sandusky and west of Harpster, in the middle of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area, on the front grounds of the state owned buildings for the management of this designated wildlife area. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19098 County Highway 115, Harpster OH 43323, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. to Fort Morrow / to Fort Ferree (approx. 5.3 miles away); Stephan Lumber Company / “The Shawshank Redemption” Woodshop (approx. 7.7 miles away); Wyandot Indian Council House (approx. 7.8 miles away); Wyandot County Courthouse & The Shawshank Redemption (approx. 7.8 miles away); Fort Ferree (approx. 7.8 miles away); Col. William Crawford (approx. 7.9 miles away); Fort Ferree - Overland Inn - Indian Spring (approx. 7.9 miles away); The Lincoln Highway (approx. 8 miles away).
 
Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, May 4, 2016
3. Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area Marker
View of the marker looking south along County Route 115.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 185 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 9, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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