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Near Glenford in Licking County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Flint Ridge

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 19, 2008
1. Flint Ridge Marker
Inscription. For more than 10,000 years, Flint Ridge was one of the most important flint quarries in eastern North America. The flint formed at the bottom of a shallow ocean 300 million years ago. The softer rocks surrounding the flint have washed away, leaving the hard flint exposed near the surface. Prehistoric people came here to quarry the flint, which they crafted into a variety of stone tools. Hundreds of quarry pits and workshops are scattered for miles along this ridge. The beautiful rainbow-colored flint was especially prized by the Hopewell culture that built the nearby Newark Earthworks. Artifacts crafted from Flint Ridge flint may be found throughout eastern North America. In more recent times, local industries quarried the flint for use as grindstones.
 
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 16-45.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 59.328′ N, 82° 15.733′ W. Marker is near Glenford, Ohio, in Licking County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Flint Ridge Road and Brownsville Road. Touch for map. Marker is in Flint Ridge State
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 19, 2008
2. Flint Ridge Marker
Memorial, about 100 meters SE of intersection of Flint Ridge Road and Brownsville Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7091 Brownsville Road SE, Glenford OH 43739, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Flint Ridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Gilbert W. Dilley Museum at Flint Ridge (about 400 feet away); Eagles Nest (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Eagle’s Nest (approx. 2.8 miles away); Fairmount Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.8 miles away); Beard-Green Cemetery in the Dawes Arboretum (approx. 8.1 miles away); Licking Township Fallen Firemen (approx. 8.1 miles away); Dawes Arboretum Hedge (approx. 8.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glenford.
 
Also see . . .
1. Flint Ridge - Ohio Historical Society. (Submitted on March 31, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
2. Flint Ridge - Ohio History Central. (Submitted on March 31, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
 
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Flint image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 19, 2008
3. Flint
Ohio Historical Society Flint Ridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 19, 2008
4. Ohio Historical Society Flint Ridge Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 861 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 24, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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