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Hocking Hills State Park in Hocking County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Old Manís Cave

A Feature of Ohioís Geology

 
 
Old Man's Cave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Heather Crawford, May 11, 2007
1. Old Man's Cave Marker
Inscription. This recess cave was named for the “old man” Richard Rowe, a recluse who made the cave his home in the 1800ís and is a part of the scenic Hocking Hills State Park. Hocking comes from the Wyandot Indian word “hockhocking,” referring to the Hocking Riverís bottle-shaped gorge near Lancaster. Streams and percolating groundwater carved the hollows and caves in this area from layers of sandstone bedrock that vary in hardness. The hollowís moist, cool climate preserves more typically northern tree species such as eastern hemlock trees and Canada yew, which have persisted since the glaciers retreated 15,000 years ago.
 
Erected 2003 by The Ohio Bicentennial Commission, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, The International Paper Company Foundation, and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 5-37.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 26.048′ N, 82° 31.862′ W. Marker is in Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio, in Hocking County. Marker can be reached from Ohio Route 664. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20160 State Route 664 S., Logan OH 43138, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Old Man's Cave image. Click for full size.
By Heather Crawford, May 11, 2007
2. Old Man's Cave
At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Devilís Bathtub (approx. ĺ mile away); The Cox Covered Bridge (approx. 6 miles away); Salt and Hunting Trails (approx. 6.2 miles away); Lockheed T33 Shooting Star (approx. 8.9 miles away); Falls Mill Bridge (approx. 9.2 miles away); Hocking County Desert Storm Memorial (approx. 9.8 miles away); Hocking County Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 9.8 miles away); Hocking County Iraqi Freedom Memorial (approx. 9.8 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker cannot be seen from the road. It is at one of the entrances to Old Manís Cave in the park.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hocking Hills. (Submitted on September 10, 2007, by Heather Crawford of Newark, Ohio.)
2. Go Waterfalling. Shows spectacular pictures of Old Manís Cave and nearby sites, along with additional information. (Submitted on September 10, 2007, by Heather Crawford of Newark, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. EnvironmentExplorationHorticulture & ForestryNatural FeaturesNatural Resources
 
Inside Old Man's Cave image. Click for full size.
By Heather Crawford, May 11, 2007
3. Inside Old Man's Cave
This photo was taken from inside the cave looking up.
Inside Old Man's Cave image. Click for full size.
By Heather Crawford, May 11, 2007
4. Inside Old Man's Cave
This photo was taken from inside Old Man's Cave looking out.
Upper Falls image. Click for full size.
By Heather Crawford, May 11, 2007
5. Upper Falls
A walking bridge crosses over the falls.
Underground Tunnel image. Click for full size.
By Heather Crawford, May 11, 2007
6. Underground Tunnel
Steps leading into underground tunnel near Old Man's Cave.
Inside Underground Tunnel image. Click for full size.
By Heather Crawford, May 11, 2007
7. Inside Underground Tunnel
Trails around Old Man's Cave image. Click for full size.
By Heather Crawford, May 11, 2007
8. Trails around Old Man's Cave
This photo was taken on top of a ledge. There are steps in the distance on the right-hand side.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2007, by Heather Crawford of Newark, Ohio. This page has been viewed 4,727 times since then and 58 times this year. Last updated on September 15, 2007, by Heather Crawford of Newark, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 10, 2007, by Heather Crawford of Newark, Ohio.   4. submitted on September 11, 2007, by Heather Crawford of Newark, Ohio.   5, 6, 7. submitted on September 10, 2007, by Heather Crawford of Newark, Ohio.   8. submitted on September 11, 2007, by Heather Crawford of Newark, Ohio. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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