Near McGuffey in Hardin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Scioto Marsh, the largest of three extensive marsh areas in western Hardin County, was formed in the low basins left by the last retreating glacier 10,000 years ago. It covered more than 16,000 acres and was thought to be a source of malaria by the early settlers. A drainage project was begun in 1859, and the remaining peat-ladened soil helped make this rich agricultural area.
Erected 1989 by The Country Connection Club and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 7-33.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 40° 40.441′ N, 83° 47.138′ W. Marker is near McGuffey, Ohio, in Hardin County. Marker is at the intersection of Ohio Route 195 and County Route 110, on the right when traveling south on State Route 195. Touch for map. Marker is about 250 feet south of the intersection. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10006/10012 Ohio Route 195, Alger OH 45812, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Village of McGuffey / Great 1934 Onion Strike (approx. 1.4 miles away); Alger Marion Township Veterans Memorial Jacob Parrott (approx. 3.8 miles away); Fort McArthur Cemetery (approx. 5.9 miles away); This Tablet Marks Hullís Trail; 1812 (approx. 6.4 miles away); Ohio Northern University (approx. 6.6 miles away); Ada Passenger Depot, 1887 (approx. 7 miles away); Ada Civil War Memorial (approx. 7 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Unearthing the Land. (Submitted on March 24, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Scioto Marshes of Ohio. (Submitted on March 24, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. A Complete History of the Scioto Marsh (1940). (Submitted on March 24, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Natural Features • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,110 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 24, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.